14 days in France, Trier & Luxembourg Itinerary

14 days in France, Trier & Luxembourg Itinerary

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14 days in France, Trier & Luxembourg Itinerary

Start: Tijuana, Mexico
Fly:  27​h
1
Biarritz, France
— 1 day
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
2
Marseille, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Lyon, France
— 1 night
train:  6​h
4
Saint-Malo, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Granville, France
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
8
Trier, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
10
Reims, France
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Tijuana, Mexico


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Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stop by L'Atelier du Piment, take an in-depth tour of Villa Arnaga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, then hike along Sentier du Littoral, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Biarritz.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Biarritz online day trip planner .

Tijuana, Mexico to Biarritz is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Tijuana to Biarritz due to the time zone difference. August in Biarritz sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Biarritz

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, Villa Arnaga, L'Atelier du Piment
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Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Phare de Biarritz ©
Phare de Biarritz
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Palais Longchamp, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vallon des Auffes, then admire the natural beauty at Palais du Pharo, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Marseille visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Biarritz to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Biarritz in August: highs in Marseille hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Calanques
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Vallon des Auffes ©
Vallon des Auffes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, then examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and finally wander the streets of The Presqu'ile.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lyon trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Marseille to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Lyon, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Théâtre gallo-romain ©
Théâtre gallo-romain
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

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Saint-Malo, France

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
On the 22nd (Thu), head outdoors with Avel Char, take in panoramic vistas at Les Remparts de Dinan, make a trip to Centre Historique, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade du Clair de Lune, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint-Malo Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin, kick back and relax at Plage du Sillon, explore the historical opulence of Fort La Latte, then enjoy the sea views from Cap Fréhel, and finally enjoy the sea views from Phare du Cap Fréhel.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Lyon to Saint-Malo in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in August, expect Saint-Malo to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plevenon, Dinan, Pointe du Grouin, Promenade du Clair de Lune, Cap Fréhel
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Pointe du Grouin ©
Pointe du Grouin
Cap Fréhel ©
Cap Fréhel
Plage du Sillon ©
Plage du Sillon

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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel tour app .

Drive from Saint-Malo to Mont-Saint-Michel in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Granville.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre ©
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay

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Granville, France

Granville ©
For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Granville trip planner .

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Granville in an hour. August in Granville sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Granville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Agon-Coutainville, Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal
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Musee Christian Dior ©
Musee Christian Dior
Pointe D'Agon ©
Pointe D'Agon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Trocadero, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip website .

Traveling by car from Granville to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Granville in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Trier.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Amphitheater, explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then shop like a local with Hauptmarkt, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Konstantinbasilika.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Trier holiday planning website .

Take a train from Paris to Trier in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Trier, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt

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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 28th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Luxembourg City trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Trier to Luxembourg City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Reims.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©

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Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 29th (Thu), learn about winemaking at WB Champagne, do a tasting at Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, learn about winemaking at Champagne Taittinger, admire the striking features of Basilique Saint-Remi, then steep yourself in history at Palais du Tau, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Reims road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Reims takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxembourg City in August, Reims is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries Historic Sites
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Basilique Saint-Remi ©
Basilique Saint-Remi
Champagne Taittinger ©
Champagne Taittinger
Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin ©
Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin

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