31 days in France & Luxembourg City Itinerary

31 days in France & Luxembourg City Itinerary

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31 days in France & Luxembourg City Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 4 nights
3
Strasbourg, France
— 6 nights
Fly + tram:  3​h
4
Lyon, France
— 4 nights
tram + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Bordeaux, France
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Poitiers, France
— 5 nights
End: Paris, France

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedrale Saint-Pierre and Musee Marmottan Monet. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse and Chateau de Chantilly. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Orléans Cathedral (in Orleans). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Île de la Cité, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Paris. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a train to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau de Chantilly, Chateau of Vincennes, Orléans Cathedral
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Le Chemin de la Corniche and Casemates du Bock. Do some cultural sightseeing at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial and Chateau de Vianden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxembourg City: The Family of Man (in Clervaux), Beaufort Castles (in Beaufort) and Larochette Castle (in Larochette). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), Head underground at Petrusse Casemates, stroll the grounds of Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, and explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal).

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Luxembourg City online travel planner .

Getting from Paris to Luxembourg City by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bourscheid Castle, Larochette Castle, Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, The Family of Man, Parc Merveilleux
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Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

6
nights
Strasbourg, France

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.
Let the collections at Le Vaisseau and La Maison du Pain capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Centre-ville de Strasbourg and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Observatoire de Merelle (in Gerardmer), La Saboterie de la Bresse (in La Bresse) and Manufacture Royale d'Armes Blanches (in Klingenthal). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, examine the collection at Musee des Eaux de Vie, walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, and wander the streets of La Petite France.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Strasbourg holiday planning site .

Drive from Luxembourg City to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Luxembourg City in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Strasbourg: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Colmar, Vieille Ville de Turckheim, Domaine Humbrecht 1619, Musee des Eaux de Vie, Manufacture Royale d'Armes Blanches
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Le Vaisseau ©
Le Vaisseau
Alsatian Museum ©
Alsatian Museum

4
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon and Fresque des Lyonnais. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Cormatin and The Presqu'ile. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes (in La Sone), Monastere Royal de Brou (in Bourg-en-Bresse) and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Mini World Lyon, take in the dramatic natural features at La Roche de Solutre, make a trip to Le Mur Des Canuts, and wander the streets of Place des Jacobins.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Strasbourg to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

La Roche de Solutre, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes, Grotte de Choranche, Monastere Royal de Brou
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Mini World Lyon ©
Mini World Lyon
Chateau de Cormatin ©
Chateau de Cormatin
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval ©
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval

5
nights
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.
Let the collections at Vesunna and Musee du Vin et du Negoce capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Amphitheatre de Saintes and Cloitre des Cordeliers. Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to La ville d'Hiver (in Arcachon), Ecomuseum Marquèze (in Sabres) and Phare de la Coubre (in La Tremblade). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, indulge your taste buds at Remy Martin, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont, and Head underground at Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Bordeaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Poitiers.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Perigueux, Saintes, Saint-Emilion, Remy Martin, Chateau de Reignac
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Ecomuseum Marquèze ©
Ecomuseum Marquèze
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont ©
Amphitheatre de Saintes ©
Amphitheatre de Saintes

5
nights
Poitiers, France

Poitiers ©
Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. Let the collections at Le Cadre Noir and Musee des Blindes capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Church of Notre Dame la Grande and Château de l'Islette. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Breze (in Breze), Cathedrale Saint-Gatien (in Tours) and Chateau du Rivau (in Lemere). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Langeais, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Etienne, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Paul, and examine the collection at Les Pommes Tapees.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Poitiers trip planner .

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Poitiers in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Poitiers, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Poitiers

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Saumur, Limoges, Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, Chateau de Breze, Chateau de Langeais
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Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien
Musee des Blindes ©
Musee des Blindes
Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette

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