28 days in France & St. Croix Itinerary

28 days in France & St. Croix Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 3 nights
Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Reims
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Reims, France
— 2 nights
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
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Bonifacio, France
— 2 nights
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Beaune, France
— 2 nights
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Villandry, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Malo, France
— 2 nights
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Lourdes, France
— 2 nights
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Albi, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris as well as Louvre Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Montmartre, and visit Le Marais.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris online trip itinerary planner.

Chennai, India to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour travel. You can also fly. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in November; daily highs in Paris reach 12°C and lows reach 6°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to St. Croix.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

— 3 nights

Twin City

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St.
Rhythms at Rainbow Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, then get engrossed in the history at Fort Frederik, and then kick back and relax at Rhythms at Rainbow Beach. On the next day, look for gifts at Crucian Gold, contemplate the long history of Fort Christiansvaern, then stop by Ib Designs, and finally explore the activities along Isaac Bay.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our St. Croix trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to St. Croix in 18 hours. Traveling from Paris to St. Croix, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in St. Croix hover around 34°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Reims.

Things to do in St. Croix

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

Reims, France

— 2 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Hautvillers and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Champagne G.H. Martel & Co, then learn about winemaking at Moet et Chandon, and then learn about winemaking at Champagne G. Tribaut.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Reims day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from St. Croix to Reims. Traveling from St. Croix to Reims, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from St. Croix in December; daily highs in Reims reach 8°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Colmar.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Colmar, France

— 2 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Old Town has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Kaysersberg, don't miss a visit to Dolder Tower, and then learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Little Venice and then don't miss a visit to Old Town.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Colmar itinerary planner.

Getting from Reims to Colmar by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Colmar

Wineries · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Bonifacio, France

— 2 nights
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bonifacio Citadel. On the 9th (Sat), zoom along the surf with Pirate Adventure Corsica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel, and then contemplate the long history of Eglise Sainte Marie Majeure.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bonifacio trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Colmar to Bonifacio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Colmar in December: highs in Bonifacio hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly to Beaune.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Beaune, France

— 2 nights

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Mon), stop by Athenaeum, examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, and then learn about winemaking at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Beaune trip planner.

Fly from Bonifacio to Beaune in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Bonifacio in December, expect nights in Beaune to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 8°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel to Villandry.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Shopping
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Villandry, France

— 3 nights
Villandry is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. You've now added Chateau de Villandry to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier and then admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry.

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Traveling by car from Beaune to Villandry takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Villandry are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Villandry

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:

Saint-Malo, France

— 2 nights
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
You've now added Les Remparts de Saint-Malo to your itinerary. On the 16th (Sat), stroll through GR 34 and then make a trip to Tombeau de Chateaubriand. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chemin de Ronde, then step off the mainland to explore Le Grand Be, and then don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Villandry to Saint-Malo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Villandry in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Saint-Malo, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to fly to Lourdes.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Lourdes, France

— 2 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Your day by day itinerary now includes Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Cru Lamouroux. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lourdes online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint-Malo to Lourdes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Saint-Malo in December since evenings lows in Lourdes dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

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Albi, France

— 2 nights
Albi is a commune in southern France. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile. On the 20th (Wed), examine the collection at Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters, get to know the fascinating history of Le Quartier Du Castelviel, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): learn about winemaking at Cave de Labastide, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Village Medieval de Lautrec, and then admire the natural beauty at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Albi vacation planning site.

Getting from Lourdes to Albi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Albi, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Nice, France

— 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to Place Massena and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes and then take a stroll through La Croisette.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nice road trip planning app.

You can fly from Albi to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.