Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 EPSON PRINTER 18OO: 68I :72O8 installations CONTACT EPSON Tec*h 24/7
  2. 2 Advise Needed
  3. 3 10 days in europe
  4. 4 First Time To Europe Itinerary. Thoughts? Suggestions? Please
  5. 5 Amsterdam at End of Year - Tickets for Museums
  6. 6 Itinerary for 4 days in Madrid
  7. 7 Black Friday in Britain? Why?
  8. 8 Slovenia and Croatia in January (Solo)
  9. 9 6 days in Slovenia and Croatia in January
  10. 10 Trip Report Sampling Some of Sicily and Bits of Italy Beyond
  11. 11 land vs river cruise
  12. 12 And the winner is ...India? Egypt? no, Italy!
  13. 13 Hiking - Suggest a location
  14. 14 Festival du Citron (Lemon Festival), Menton
  15. 15 Help with suggestions for Portugal 2 week trip
  16. 16 19 days Ireland by car - please advise
  17. 17 Scotland ideas
  18. 18 Tips for first trip to UK
  19. 19 Help Getting from Faro to Lisbon
  20. 20 Iceland tours from Keflavik
  21. 21 Trip Report September in Venice, Croatia, and Slovenia
  22. 22 The World's Greatest Churches
  23. 23 Devon and Dorset: Where to Base?
  24. 24 Malaga Christmas lights
  25. 25 Portugal
View next 25 » Back to the top

10 Days in France in September - Unrealistic Itinerary?

Jump to last reply

Hi, all! Starting to plan my first trip to France in September. I plan on spending a few days in Paris, one in Versailles, then a day or two in Orleans/Loire Valley, and would like to spend some time in Strasbourg, Marseilles, Provence and/or Nice.

I have a few questions:
1) Is the below itinerary unrealistic at all?
2) What's the best way to make it from northern France to southern France without too much difficulty?
3) How should I end the trip?

I'd also like some help as to whether to take the train or drive between certain cities.

Day 1: Paris
Visit the Louvre, walk along the Seine, see Ile de la Cite (Notre Dame, Ste. Chapelle), Eiffel Tower.
I was planning to arrive in Paris early in the day and set out on all the touristy stuff I need to see - I'm a major art history buff so the museums are the highlight for me.

Day 2: Paris
Place de la Concorde, Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Ile St. Louis, Musee d'Orsay, Sacre-Coeur

Maybe dinner/nightlife in Montmartre, if there's time.

Day 3: Versailles
Day trip to Versailles
Take a full day to relax and enjoy Versailles, and then drive or take the train to Orleans.

Day 4: Orleans/Loire Valley
Chateau de Chanbord, Chateau de Blois

Day 5-9: ???

And that's where I'm lost. I can't figure out which southern cities to visit, and how to get there. I have a classic case of "I WANT TO SEE EVERYTHING!" I have about five full days left, if I subtract a day for travel back to NY. Any help from veteran travelers would be great - this is my first time planning my own vacation.

7 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement