32 days in France, Vienna & Salzburg Itinerary

32 days in France, Vienna & Salzburg Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 8 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 6 nights
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Marseille, France
— 6 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
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Paris, France — 8 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Le Marais, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in November: high temperatures in Paris hover around 12°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a train to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 6 nights

The Port of the Moon

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedrale St-Front (in Perigueux), Saint-Emilion (Chateau Cadet-Bon, Chateau Laniote, &more) and Chateau Bernateau (in Saint-Etienne-De-Lisse). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bridoire, make a trip to Pont de Pierre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux day trip planning tool.

Getting from Paris to Bordeaux by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in November, you will find days in Bordeaux are somewhat warmer (16°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 6 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Venture out of the city with trips to Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes), Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange) and Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Dune La Londe, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), examine the collection at Confiserie Azureenne, and explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Marseille are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 6 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, make a trip to Historic Center of Vienna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna online journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Vienna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Marseille in November; daily highs in Vienna reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Innsbruck (Feinheiten, The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), &more). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salzburg vacation planning site.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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