10 days in Bordeaux, Paris & Stuttgart Itinerary

10 days in Bordeaux, Paris & Stuttgart Itinerary

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Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux, France — 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau Cantenac and Chateau Laniote. Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Aquitaine and Les Bassins de Lumieres. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Emilion (Chateau Guadet & Chateau Beaurang) and La ville d'Hiver (in Arcachon). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Pape Clement, and view the masterpieces at Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux road trip planning tool.

Chicago, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Bordeaux is 7 hours. In March, Bordeaux is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
On the 10th (Sun), examine the collection at Fondation Louis Vuitton, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. On the next day, visit Ile Saint-Louis, take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah, then take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and finally steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bordeaux in March: highs in Paris hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart, Germany — 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg and Porsche Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Schillerplatz. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, don't miss a visit to Konigstrasse, step into the grandiose world of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, and explore the world behind art at Staatsgalerie.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Stuttgart trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Stuttgart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Paris in March since evenings lows in Stuttgart dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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