13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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13 days in France Itinerary

Start: London
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
4
Avignon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: London

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Le Marais. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Maclou's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally steep yourself in history at Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou.

For maps and tourist information, read Rouen travel route planner .

Traveling by bus from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Rouen sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and American Cemetery & Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mont Saint-Michel and Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Step out of Bayeux with an excursion to Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre in Mont-Saint-Michel--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Maison de la Liberation, take in the history at Omaha Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Mont-Saint-Michel, Colleville-sur-Mer, Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

1
night
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, learn about winemaking at Vignobles Mayard, then explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, and finally take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Avignon travel route builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Bayeux to Avignon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in September, expect nights in Avignon to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Roman Theatre of Orange, Vignobles Mayard
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

2
nights
Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Bormes-Les-Mimosas ©
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. On the 24th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Jean Blanc, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle, and then kick back and relax at La plage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cavaliere, enjoy the sand and surf at Grande Plage du Lavandou, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Anglade.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bormes-Les-Mimosas trip builder .

Traveling by car from Avignon to Bormes-Les-Mimosas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Bormes-Les-Mimosas can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
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La plage ©
La plage
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and Chapelle Saint Hospice. Visiting Lérins Islands and Coco Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: St-Paul-de-Vence (Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs & Saint-Paul de Vence). There's more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice holiday maker site .

Drive from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Lérins Islands
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

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