8 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

8 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bourgogne-Franche-Comte trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Drive to Cluny
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Cluny
— 1 night
Drive
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Licheres-sur-Yonne
— 1 night
Drive
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Montbard
— 2 nights
Drive
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Besancon
— 1 night
Drive
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Dijon
— 2 nights
Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Oslo

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Cluny

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of Cluny, then explore the striking landscape at La Roche de Solutre, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Touroparc Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cluny sightseeing planner.

Oslo, Norway to Cluny is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Oslo in August; daily highs in Cluny reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Licheres-sur-Yonne.

Things to do in Cluny

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

Licheres-sur-Yonne

— 1 night
You've now added Canal du Nivernais to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal du Nivernais, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Faulin, and then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Druyes les Belles Fontaines.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Licheres-sur-Yonne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cluny to Licheres-sur-Yonne takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Montbard.

Things to do in Licheres-sur-Yonne

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Montbard

— 2 nights
Montbard is a commune and subprefecture of the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne region in eastern France.Montbard is a small industrial town on the river Brenne. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Abbaye de Fontenay, take an in-depth tour of MuseoParc Alesia, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Genest. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Saint-Pere, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Sainte Madeleine, then learn about winemaking at Chablis Vititours, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau Ancy-le Franc.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Montbard tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Licheres-sur-Yonne to Montbard takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Montbard are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Besancon.

Things to do in Montbard

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Besancon

— 1 night
Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy.
On the 5th (Sat), make a trip to La Citadelle de Besancon, then make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame du Refuge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple et galerie du Saint-Esprit, and finally explore the ancient world of Chateau de Montfaucon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Besancon trip maker website.

You can drive from Montbard to Besancon in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dijon.

Things to do in Besancon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Dijon

— 2 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
On the 6th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune, examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Notre Dame, then learn about winemaking at Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Saint-Symphorien de Nuits-Saint-Georges. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, walk along Owl's Trail, ponder the design of Jardin Darcy, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, and finally make a trip to Place de la Liberation.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dijon trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Besancon to Dijon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Dijon sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

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Specialty Museums · Castles · Wineries & Vineyards