15 days in France & Luxembourg City Itinerary

15 days in France & Luxembourg City Itinerary

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Start: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Reims, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Metz, France
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
5
Nancy, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Dijon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
8
Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
9
Toulouse, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
10
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Nantes, France
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 30 min
End: Birmingham, United Kingdom

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): shop like a local with Champs-Elysees. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris journey planner.

Birmingham, UK to Paris is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Birmingham to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

1
night
Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Tau, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, then admire the local landmark of Fontaine Sube, then do a tasting at WineBubbles, and finally tee off at Ugolf Reims-Bezannes.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reims trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Reims in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Reims, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau
Ugolf Reims-Bezannes ©
Ugolf Reims-Bezannes

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Place de la Constitution, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then make a trip to Place Guillaume II, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Luxembourg City planning app.

You can drive from Reims to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Reims in October, expect nights in Luxembourg City to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Metz.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal) ©
Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame) ©

1
night
Metz, France

Metz
Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get outside with Plan d'Eau de Metz, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, admire the landmark architecture of Visites touristiques et exploration urbaine de Metz, then admire the striking features of Œuvre de la cathédrale, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Corps de Garde de Metz.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Metz driving holiday website.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Metz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Metz sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Nancy.

Things to do in Metz

Historic Sites Outdoors Baths
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Œuvre de la cathédrale
Œuvre de la cathédrale
Plan d'Eau de Metz ©
Plan d'Eau de Metz

1
night
Nancy, France

Nancy ©
Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
On the 7th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, then admire the striking features of Hotel de Ville, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nancy day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Metz to Nancy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Nancy sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Dijon.

Things to do in Nancy

Museums
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Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy ©
Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy

1
night
Dijon, France

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): make a trip to Place de la Liberation, see the interesting displays at Musee Magnin, admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de Vogue, walk along Owl's Trail, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Elus.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dijon online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nancy to Dijon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Dijon

Historic Sites Museums Trails
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Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon ©
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon
Musee Magnin ©
Musee Magnin
Owl's Trail ©
Owl's Trail

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 9th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then have some family-friendly fun at DreamAway Lyon, and finally stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lyon trip planner.

Getting from Dijon to Lyon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lyon are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Montpellier.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

2
nights
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 10th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then get outside with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, then identify plant and animal life at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Palais de Justice, have some family-friendly fun at Mad Monkey, make a trip to Place Saint-Roch, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, and finally explore the world behind art at Espace Dominique Bagouet.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Montpellier trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Lyon to Montpellier in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lyon in October: highs in Montpellier hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Toulouse.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau

1
night
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Le Capitole, take in the views from Pont Neuf, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, stop by La Maison du savon de Marseille, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Toulouse sightseeing site.

Take a train from Montpellier to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Toulouse are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Musee des Augustins ©
Musee des Augustins
Church of Les Jacobins
Church of Les Jacobins

1
night
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Pey-Berland Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, then have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Bordeaux, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Simfactory.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Toulouse to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Virtual Room Bordeaux ©
Virtual Room Bordeaux
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse

2
nights
Nantes, France

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 14th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Sisters Mysteres. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Cimetiere Parc, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, then put a fun spin on your tour with Qui Veut Pister, and finally stop by Epicure Vous Salue.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nantes travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Nantes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

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