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
Lisieux, France
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
3
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
+4
bus + subway + Fly + bus + train:  8​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, admire the natural beauty at 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 can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and 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 Lisieux.

Things to do in Paris

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

1
night
Lisieux, France

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 Lisieux trip maker .

Getting from Paris to 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 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 Lisieux

Wineries

Side Trip

Manoir De Grandouet
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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 Lisieux to Fatima. Traveling from Lisieux to Fatima, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from 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, then get engrossed in the history at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuaire Notre-Dame. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Boulevard des Pyrenees and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Massey.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lourdes driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Fatima to Lourdes by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Fatima to Lourdes, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Lourdes sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 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
Sanctuaire Notre-Dame ©
Sanctuaire Notre-Dame

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