8 days in France & Fatima Itinerary

8 days in France & Fatima Itinerary

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8 days in France & Fatima Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Ville de Lisieux, France
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h
3
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Subway + Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Lourdes, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Get some historical perspective at Sainte-Chapelle and Île de la Cité. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Le Marais, admire the masterpieces at Musee De Cluny, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some photo ops at Pantheon.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10- hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Ville de Lisieux.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

1
night
Ville de Lisieux, France

Ville de Lisieux ©
Lisieux is a town in Lower Normandy that is the second-most visited pilgrimage site in France (after Lourdes).
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Manoir De Grandouet and then don't miss a visit to Sanctuaire Sainte Therese.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ville de Lisieux trip maker.

Getting from Paris to Ville de Lisieux by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ville de Lisieux: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Fatima.

Things to do in Ville de Lisieux

Wineries

Side Trip

Manoir De Grandouet
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Manoir De Grandouet ©
Manoir De Grandouet

1
night
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Santissima Trindade and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fatima day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ville de Lisieux to Fatima. Traveling from Ville de Lisieux to Fatima, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ville de Lisieux in August, expect nights in Fatima to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Lourdes.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batalha Monastery
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Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Basilica da Santissima Trindade ©
Basilica da Santissima Trindade

2
nights
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Dungeon of Eagles, take a memorable tour with Pic du Jer, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort of Lourdes. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Boulevard des Pyrenees and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Massey.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lourdes day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fatima to Lourdes in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fatima to Lourdes. In August in Lourdes, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lourdes

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Jardin Massey, Boulevard des Pyrenees, Dungeon of Eagles
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Jardin Massey ©
Jardin Massey
Boulevard des Pyrenees
Boulevard des Pyrenees
Chateau Fort of Lourdes ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes

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