13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris
— 4 nights
Drive
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Fly
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chamonix
— 1 night
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Paris

— 4 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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Paris reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:

Colleville-sur-Mer

— 1 night
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, and finally contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Colleville-sur-Mer online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Paris to Colleville-sur-Mer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Colleville-sur-Mer hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 2 nights
On the 15th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac and then stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip planning website.

You can fly from Colleville-sur-Mer to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Colleville-sur-Mer in June: highs in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

Nice

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lérins Islands in Cannes (about 52 minutes away). Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, view the masterpieces at Atelier Madoura, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nice planner.

Fly from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

Chamonix

— 1 night

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chamonix online day trip planner.

Drive from Nice to Chamonix in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.