14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France visit planner

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Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 1 night
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Tours
— 1 night
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Paris
— 2 nights
Drive
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Versailles
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Colmar
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, then steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then examine the collection at Musee Granet, and finally take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence online tour planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Aix-en-Provence is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in October, you will find days in Aix-en-Provence are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are colder (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

Avignon

— 1 night

City of Popes

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 19th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint Pierre, admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon, then don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, and finally snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon vacation planning app.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tours.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Tours

— 1 night

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
On the 20th (Sun), stroll around Parc Mirabeau, steep yourself in history at Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, then admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry, and finally steep yourself in history at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Tours trip planner.

Fly from Avignon to Tours in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Avignon in October: highs in Tours hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

Paris

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder tool.

Getting from Tours to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet, don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, then admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles, and finally don't miss a visit to La laiterie de propreté.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Versailles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

Bayeux

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Versailles to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 25th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and then appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel road trip planning site.

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Colmar.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

Colmar

— 2 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 26th (Sat), wander the streets of Little Venice, don't miss a visit to Old Town, and then admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Colmar trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Colmar takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Nice

— 2 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.
Take a break from Nice with a short trip to La Croisette in Cannes, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nice online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Colmar to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, Nice is somewhat warmer than Colmar - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:

France travel guide

4.3
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.

Normandy travel guide

4.6
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.