13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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13 days in France Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + train:  13​h 30​min
1
Rouen
— 1 day
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Nice
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Orcieres
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Meribel
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Chicago

1
day
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, examine the collection at Musee de la Corderie Vallois, then take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen trip planner .

Chicago, USA to Rouen is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Rouen, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in February; daily highs in Rouen reach 45°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral, witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, and finally take in the history at Omaha Beach. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial of Caen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Bayeux sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Memorial de Caen, Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc
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Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial

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nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, then kick back and relax at Tregastel - la Greve Blanche, and then hike along Falaises de Tredrez. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Plage du Moulin, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Bonaparte, then identify plant and animal life at Marais du Quellen, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier de L'ile Renote.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Perros-Guirec tour itinerary site .

Getting from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February in Perros-Guirec, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Falaises de Tredrez, Plage du Moulin, Tregastel - la Greve Blanche, Marais du Quellen, Plage Bonaparte
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Marais du Quellen ©
Marais du Quellen
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Plage Bonaparte ©
Plage Bonaparte

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice and then step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Palais Lascaris, then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and finally don't miss a visit to Eglise.

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Getting from Perros-Guirec to Nice by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. When traveling from Perros-Guirec in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Orcieres.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Eglise, Lérins Islands
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

1
night
Orcieres

Orcieres ©
Orcières is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): head outdoors with ecrins vol libre, then stroll through Ski Orcieres Merlette, and then fly down the slopes at Winter Parc.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Orcieres online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Orcieres takes 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in February, with highs in Orcieres at 45°F and lows at 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Meribel.

Things to do in Orcieres

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Winter Parc ©
Winter Parc
Ski Orcieres Merlette ©
Ski Orcieres Merlette

1
night
Meribel

Meribel
On the 16th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Raquett'Evasion, fly down the slopes at Elements Park, then hit the slopes at Dragon de l'Altai, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Moon Wild - La Piste des Animaux.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Meribel travel route builder website .

You can drive from Orcieres to Meribel in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Orcieres in February since evenings lows in Meribel dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Meribel

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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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.
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take a stroll through Montmartre, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Meribel to Paris takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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