10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France itinerary maker

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Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Ville de Lisieux
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Ville de Lisieux
— 1 night
Drive
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Les Epesses
— 1 night
Drive
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Amboise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orleans
— 1 night
Drive
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Chartres
— 1 night
Drive
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Versailles
— 2 nights
Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to New Orleans

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Ville de Lisieux

— 1 night
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 28th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cerza, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet, and then learn about winemaking at Manoir De Grandouet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere militaire Britannique de Saint-Desir, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Le Clos des Ratites, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge, then stroll through Deauville Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Calvados Boulard.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ville de Lisieux day trip planning website.

New Orleans, USA to Ville de Lisieux is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from New Orleans to Ville de Lisieux, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in August, you will find days in Ville de Lisieux are little chillier (69°F), and nights are cooler (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Les Epesses.

Things to do in Ville de Lisieux

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Les Epesses

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Puy du Fou.

Make your Les Epesses itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Ville de Lisieux to Les Epesses in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ville de Lisieux in August, you will find days in Les Epesses are somewhat warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Theme Parks
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Amboise

— 2 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 31st (Tue), learn about winemaking at Troglo Degusto, make a trip to Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal d'Amboise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord and then examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amboise road trip planner.

Drive from Les Epesses to Amboise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Amboise are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Orleans.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Orleans

— 1 night
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the history behind Statue Equestre Jeanne d'Arc, get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral, and finally stroll through Loire a Velo Cycle Path.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Amboise to Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Orleans, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chartres.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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Chartres

— 1 night
Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
On the 3rd (Fri), visit Chartres Historic Preservation Area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chartres Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to église St Pierre.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Chartres tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Orleans to Chartres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Chartres are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Chartres

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Versailles

— 2 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Ancien Hopital Royal, contemplate the long history of The Trianons & The Hamlet, then make a trip to The Hall of Mirrors, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Versailles day trip site.

Traveling by car from Chartres to Versailles takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Versailles are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.