13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Paris
1
Paris
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
2
Honfleur
— 1 night
Bus + Train:  5 h 30 min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Tours
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Versailles
— 1 day
Train:  15 min
6
Paris
— 6 nights
End: Paris

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, admire the striking features of Luxembourg Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Memorial De La Shoah ©
Memorial De La Shoah
Musee du Parfum - Fragonard ©
Musee du Parfum - Fragonard
Hotel de Ville ©
Hotel de Ville

1
night
Honfleur

Honfleur
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Honfleur online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Honfleur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Honfleur are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Honfleur

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maison de Bertrand du Guesclin and Maison de l'Artichaut. Family-friendly places like Beach of Genets and Plage du Plat Gousset will thrill your kids. Explore Mont-Saint-Michel's surroundings by going to Domfront (Eglise Saint-Julien & Chateau de Domfront), Granville (Pointe du Roc & Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon) and Petite Cascade de Mortain (in Mortain). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, take an in-depth tour of Musée Historique du Mont Saint Michel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Aubert.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Honfleur to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tours.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Granville, Domfront, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Beach of Genets, Petite Cascade de Mortain
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Chapelle Saint-Aubert ©
Chapelle Saint-Aubert
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes ©
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes
Chateau de Domfront ©
Chateau de Domfront

2
nights
Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tours online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Tours in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In October in Tours, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Tours

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Hotel Gouin ©
Hotel Gouin
Musee de la Typographie ©
Musee de la Typographie
Cloister of la Psalette ©
Cloister of la Psalette

1
day
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 8th (Thu): make a trip to Hotel de Ville, take a stroll through Quartier Saint-Louis, then don't miss a visit to Piece d'Eau des Suisses, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere des Gonards, and finally walk around Parc du Domaine de Madame Elisabeth.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Versailles trip planner.

Getting from Tours to Versailles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Versailles, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Quartier Saint-Louis ©
Quartier Saint-Louis
Cimetiere des Gonards ©
Cimetiere des Gonards
Parc du Domaine de Madame Elisabeth ©
Parc du Domaine de Madame Elisabeth

6
nights
Paris

Paris ©
Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet and Quartier Montparnasse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Attractions like World of Disney and Musée de la Magie make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Paris further: get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, see the interesting displays at Musee des Arts Forains, contemplate the long history of Chateau of Vincennes, and stroll around Parc Monceau.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online vacation builder.

Paris is just a stone's throw from Versailles. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marne-la-Vallee, Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, Chateau of Vincennes, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Memorial De La Shoah ©
Memorial De La Shoah
Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes
Musee des Arts Forains ©
Musee des Arts Forains

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