Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

France Winter Road Trip - December 26th - January 7th

Jump to last reply

My wife and I have finally carved out enough time to spend two weeks in Europe, unfortunately we don't have time to plan as much as we would like. Right now our flight is into Milan on December 26th and our plan was to spend one to two nights in Milan and then take a train to Chambery, France where we would rent a car and begin a road trip to Paris. However, we have been told by travel agents that this is a terrible time of year to travel through the countryside and that we don't have nearly enough time to make the proper arrangements. We have always dreamed of a drive through the small towns and backroads, stopping in the late afternoon and checking into a bed and breakfast and getting on the road after lunch the next day for a few more hours on the road. Picking a few spots to spend multiple nights and then ending the trip with 3 or 4 nights in Paris. Are we crazy? Should we just take a train from Milan to Paris and split our time between the two cities?
Thank you in advance for ANY advice...

9 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 17 days in Scotland, Ireland and a bit overwhelmed
  2. 2 Trip Report Short trip: Cartmel near South Lakes
  3. 3 Border controls at Frankfurt for NZers
  4. 4 Vienna and Prague or Venice/Sienna/Rome for honeymoon?
  5. 5 Refining Alsace itinerary
  6. 6 Afternoon Tea in London: Savoy vs. Ritz
  7. 7 Planning a trip to England and Paris at Christmas Break
  8. 8 Alhambra tickets for May?
  9. 9 Towns between Dingle and Doolin, Ireland or North of Galway
  10. 10 1 week in Ireland Starting in Dublin
  11. 11 help please: draft itinery trip to andalucia with DD(11&14) in april
  12. 12 Europe in June with 8-year old
  13. 13 Travelling to France
  14. 14 Where to stay in London
  15. 15 25 days in Europe
  16. 16 Copenhagen and Iceland
  17. 17 Iceland trip...need some feedback please!
  18. 18 Planning a Trip to Iceland
  19. 19 Jeff Steiner interviews Adrian Leeds re Paris short-term rentals.
  20. 20 Which is better for the summer - Black or Baltic Sea?
  21. 21 Uk visa processing time
  22. 22 Heathrow-Bath bus tickets
  23. 23 NZ Passport validity
  24. 24 Where to stay in Nice? Family of 4.
  25. 25 Uk visa
View next 25 » Back to the top