11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France attractions planner

Make it your trip
Train
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly
4
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Chamonix
— 2 nights
Bus to Geneva, Fly to London Heathrow

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Paris

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, La Galerie des Batailles, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, take a stroll through Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris online vacation planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Bayeux

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 10th (Sat), admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally kick back and relax at Omaha Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip maker app.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Bayeux is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Nice

— 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Saint-Raphael (Les Balcons du Cap Roux & TakSea). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Marineland, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nice online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In July, Nice is a bit warmer than Mont-Saint-Michel - with highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Chamonix

— 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"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 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vallee Blanche, stroll through Aiguille du Midi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons, then take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void, and finally head outdoors with Les Gorges de la Diosaz. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc, identify plant and animal life at Aiguilles Rouges, get interesting insight from Tours, then fly down the slopes at Brevent Cable Car, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de Merlet.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chamonix journey maker tool.

You can drive from Nice to Chamonix in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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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.