16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
3
Rouen
— 1 night
4
Chamonix
— 1 day
5
Nice
— 2 nights
6
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
7
Marseille
— 1 night
8
Avignon
— 3 nights

2
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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris holiday builder.

Minneapolis, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Paris is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Minneapolis in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, thenlearn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, and then take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bayeux trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for slightly colder days in Bayeux, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Omaha Beach, Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, Memorial de Caen
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Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema ©
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Corderie Vallois, thenwander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rouen trip planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Musee de la Corderie Vallois
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge

1
day
Chamonix

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Aiguille du Midi, thentake in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Chamonix tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Rouen to Chamonix by combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Chamonix

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons

2
nights
Nice

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 21st (Fri), browse the exhibits of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, stroll through Coco Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau and then step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Lérins Islands
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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Calvi, Corsica

Calvi ©
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. On the 23rd (Sun), go for a stroll along the water at Galeria Marina, thenidentify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and then steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Punta Spano, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Aregno Beach, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Calvi trip site.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Calvi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Calvi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Aregno, Galeria Marina, Nature Reserve of Scandola
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Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Scuba & Snorkeling
Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi

1
night
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Vallon des Auffes, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille trip builder website.

Fly from Calvi to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calanques
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Vallon des Auffes ©
Vallon des Auffes
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

3
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Carrieres des Lumieres and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. Museum-lovers will get to explore Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Musee Departemental Arles Antique. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence), Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes) and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange and explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon journey tool.

Drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Avignon sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Arles, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

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