17 days in Colmar, Cherbourg-Octeville & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Colmar, Cherbourg-Octeville & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Florence
Fly + Train:  5 h 45 min
1
Colmar
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Subway + Foot + Train:  7 h
2
Cherbourg-Octeville
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
3
Paris
— 8 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Florence

4
nights
Colmar

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Venture out of the city with trips to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller), Strasbourg (Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg & La Petite France) and Nancy (Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy & Place Stanislas). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, look for gifts at TONIN Creations l'Atelier Amoureux, take a stroll through Little Venice, and examine the collection at Parc Attractions Haut Rhin.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Colmar tour itinerary planner.

Florence, Italy to Colmar is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in August, expect Colmar to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Cherbourg-Octeville.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Strasbourg, Nancy, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Vin d'Alsace HORCHER
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg

4
nights
Cherbourg-Octeville

Cherbourg-Octeville ©
Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cherbourg-Octeville: Church of Sainte-Mère-Église (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Bayeux (Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux & Bayeux War Cemetery) and Normandy American Cemetery (in Colleville-sur-Mer). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, tee off at Golf Paysan, stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and take in the waterfront activity at port du Hable.

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Take a train from Colmar to Cherbourg-Octeville in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Colmar in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cherbourg-Octeville: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Cherbourg-Octeville

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bayeux, Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, Pegasus Memorial, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Normandy American Cemetery
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Cite de La Mare ©
Cite de La Mare
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Triumphal Arch (in Orange). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

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Traveling by train from Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cherbourg-Octeville in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles, Triumphal Arch
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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