16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Riyadh
Fly:  9 h
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Rouen
— 1 night
+3
Train + Foot + Subway + Train:  4 h
3
Strasbourg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Annecy
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Nice
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
6
Cannes
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Riyadh

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee De Cluny. Visit Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Eiffel Tower for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the activities along Seine River, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Paris due to the time zone difference. In March, Paris is colder than Riyadh - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 9th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, then steep yourself in history at Chateau Gaillard, then head off the coast to Les Andelys, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours.

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Take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Normandy, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours
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Les Andelys ©
Les Andelys
Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours

2
nights
Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the activities along Mummelsee, then get engrossed in the history at Schwarzwalder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof, and then visit La Petite France. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Piscine Du Wacken, admire the masterpieces at Residenzschloss Rastatt, and then see the interesting displays at Museum Frieder Burda.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Strasbourg trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Rouen to Strasbourg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. March in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Schwarzwalder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof, Residenzschloss Rastatt
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Schwarzwalder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof ©
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

3
nights
Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Step out of the city life by going to Lac Leman and Plage Municipale de Menthon Saint Bernard. Let the collections at Ecomusee de la Peche et du Lac and Maison de Pays - Musee Archeologique du Lac de Paladru capture your imagination. There's more to do: get outside with Plage de l'Imperial.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Annecy trip planner.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Annecy in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and tram. In March in Annecy, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Annecy

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Plage Municipale de Menthon Saint Bernard, Maison de Pays - Musee Archeologique du Lac de Paladru, Lac Leman, Ecomusee de la Peche et du Lac
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Plage de l'Imperial ©
Plage de l'Imperial
Ecomusee de la Peche et du Lac ©
Ecomusee de la Peche et du Lac

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Castel Plage, visit a coastal fixture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle du Rosaire.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nice attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Annecy to Nice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, tram, and flight. Traveling from Annecy in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Chapelle du Rosaire, Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)
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Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) ©
Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)

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nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Take a break from the city and head to Diamond Diving and Palmes Beach. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Easy Dive, see Cannes Standup Paddle, head off the coast to Lérins Islands, and discover the deep blue sea with Cote Plongee.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannes trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Nice to Cannes in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Antibes, Palmes Beach, Diamond Diving
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Palmes Beach ©
Palmes Beach
Diamond Diving ©
Diamond Diving
Easy Dive ©
Easy Dive

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