15 days in France & Lauterbrunnen Itinerary

15 days in France & Lauterbrunnen Itinerary

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15 days in France & Lauterbrunnen Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City, United States
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Rouen, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Etretat, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
6
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Les Baux de Provence, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Chamonix, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
10
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Salt Lake City, United States

3
nights
Paris, France

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, wander the streets of Le Marais, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online route builder.

Salt Lake City, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Paris is 8 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (64°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, and finally examine the collection at Musee Secq des Tournelles.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

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

1
night
Etretat, France

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 15th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval, take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, then make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, and finally kick back and relax at Plage Du Tilleul.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Etretat online route builder.

Getting from Rouen to Etretat by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Etretat, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Plage Du Tilleul
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Porte d’Aval ©
Porte d’Aval

1
night
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Etretat to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Bayeux are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Colleville-sur-Mer
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): trek along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary website.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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night
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
On the 18th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, relax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers, and then stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, then stop by Cave Philippe Godard, and finally appreciate the history behind Le Badaud de Sarlat.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or take a train. While traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Les Baux de Provence.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
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Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

1
night
Les Baux de Provence, France

Les Baux de Provence ©
Les Baux-de-Provence is a French commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of the province of Provence in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France. On the 20th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Des Images, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, relax in the rural setting at Moulin CastelaS, admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Santons, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Yves Brayer.

Find out how to plan Les Baux de Provence trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Les Baux de Provence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. In May, daytime highs in Les Baux de Provence are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Les Baux de Provence

Historic Sites Museums
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Chateau des Baux de Provence ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Cathedrale Des Images ©
Cathedrale Des Images

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night
Chamonix, France

"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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): fly down the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, and finally don't miss a visit to Glacier des Bossons.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chamonix online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Les Baux de Provence to Chamonix takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons

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night
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Trummelbach Gletscherwasserfalle - this is not an official place to visit, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen tour app.

Drive from Chamonix to Lauterbrunnen in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Colmar.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lauterbrunnen Church ©
Lauterbrunnen Church

1
night
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): wander the streets of Little Venice.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colmar tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Colmar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice

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