14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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14 days in France Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Strasbourg
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Paris
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Le Havre
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + train:  5​h
4
Nancy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Zurich

1
night
Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and then take a stroll through La Petite France. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz, see the interesting displays at Le Vaisseau, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally examine the collection at Palais de Rohan.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Strasbourg online sightseeing planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Strasbourg is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. December in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Domaine Albert Seltz
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Le Vaisseau ©
Le Vaisseau
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©

6
nights
Paris

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Paris and The Paris Catacombs. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip website .

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Le Havre.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Musee des Arts et Metiers ©
Musee des Arts et Metiers

4
nights
Le Havre

Le Havre ©
Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hapik and Plage Du Tilleul. Change things up with these side-trips from Le Havre: Zoo de Champrepus (in Champrepus), Etretat (Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption, Falaises d'Etretat, & more) and Plage-Baignade Yport (in Yport). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Le Village Enchante, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ancienne base de l'OTAN, enjoy some diversion at Parc de la Sauvagette, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Plage.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Le Havre holiday website .

You can drive from Paris to Le Havre in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Le Havre, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Nancy.

Things to do in Le Havre

Parks Beaches Fun & Games

Side Trips

Etretat, Veules-les-Roses, Hapik, Zoo de Champrepus, Parc de la Sauvagette
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Zoo de Champrepus ©
Zoo de Champrepus
Hapik ©
Hapik

2
nights
Nancy

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum-Aquarium de Nancy, and then make a trip to Place Stanislas. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Hall du Livre, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, then explore the world behind art at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, and finally get your game on at Virtual Room Nancy.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nancy trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Le Havre to Nancy in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Le Havre in January since evenings lows in Nancy dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Nancy

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Room Escape Games
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Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy ©
Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy
Museum-Aquarium de Nancy ©
Museum-Aquarium de Nancy
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas

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