12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Jose
Fly:  29 h
1
Cannes
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6 h
3
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Amboise
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Versailles
— 1 night
Train:  15 min
6
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: San Jose

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day
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 23rd (Fri), shop like a local with Rue d'Antibes, don't miss a visit to La Croisette, and then stop by 1862 Wines & Spirits.

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San Jose, Costa Rica to Cannes is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Cannes is 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Jose in November, with highs in Cannes at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Cannes

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
1862 Wines & Spirits ©
1862 Wines & Spirits

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night
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Canet, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Carcassonne Center takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Cannes in November, expect nights in Carcassonne Center to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Chateau Canet
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Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne ©
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

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night
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 25th (Sun): take in the history at Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Carcassonne Center to Bayeux takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Bayeux are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Memorial de Caen, Omaha Beach
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

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nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 27th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, contemplate the long history of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise. Keep things going the next day: stop by Île de la Cité, take a stroll through Le Marais, and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amboise visit planning website.

You can drive from Bayeux to Amboise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Versailles.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Paris, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire
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Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire ©
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

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night
Versailles

Versailles ©
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 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of L'Orangerie.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Versailles itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Amboise to Versailles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Versailles sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Nature Parks
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L'Orangerie ©
L'Orangerie

3
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.
Eiffel Tower has been added to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Arc de Triomphe and Palace of Versailles. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Champs-Elysees and admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Paris travel route planner.

Paris is just a short distance from Versailles. In November, daytime highs in Paris are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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