13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly
4
Cannes
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Louvres
— 1 night
Drive
7
Versailles
— 1 night
Drive
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Chartres
— 1 night
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Rouen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 10th (Thu), stop by Fayencerie Augy, take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then stop by Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally examine the collection at Musee des Sapeurs-Pompiers.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Rouen road trip website.

New York City, USA to Rouen is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Rouen, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Rouen at 69°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

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 12th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then kick back and relax at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 13th (Sun), make a trip to Mont Saint-Michel, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and finally experience rural life at Maison Jehan Michel.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel visit site.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Cannes.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:

Cannes

— 2 nights

Festival City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lérins Islands and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cannes online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Cannes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June, things will get a bit warmer in Cannes: highs are around 78°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris travel site.

You can fly from Cannes to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Cannes in June, expect little chillier with lows of 55°F in Paris. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Louvres.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Louvres

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Justin and then explore the engaging exhibits at Archea.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Louvres trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Paris to Louvres in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Versailles.

Things to do in Louvres

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:
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Versailles

— 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles, admire the landmark architecture of The Hall of Mirrors, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Versailles sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Louvres to Versailles takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chartres.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Chartres Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chartres travel route site.

Traveling by car from Versailles to Chartres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Chartres are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Chartres

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:
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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.