16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 2 nights
2
Avignon
— 2 nights
3
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
4
Bayeux
— 3 nights
5
Paris
— 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint-Paul de Vence and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Vieille Ville and Chapelle des Penitents Blancs are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: La Croisette (in Cannes) and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Nice travel route planning app.

Calgary, Canada to Nice is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Nice is 8 hours. Traveling from Calgary in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 28°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Saint-Paul de Vence, La Croisette, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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Avignon

Avignon ©
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 16th (Tue), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, then contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, and finally don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Avignon trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Nice to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in June, you will find days in Avignon are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are slightly colder (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Roman Theatre of Orange, Distillerie A. Blachere, Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
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Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Chateau des Baux de Provence ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence

3
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Eglise Saint-Nazaire and Cathar Castles will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau Comtal and Chateau Royale de Collioure. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Cathedrale St-Just (in Narbonne) and Château de Salses (in Salses-Le-Chateau). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Cite Medievale, and visit Cité de Carcassonne.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Cathedrale St-Just, Château de Salses, Chateau Royale de Collioure
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

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nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Appreciate the collections at Airborne Museum and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Popular historic sites such as Normandy American Cemetery and Remains Mulberry Harbour are in your itinerary. Step out of Bayeux with an excursion to Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain in Angoville-Au-Plain--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bayeux planner.

You can fly from Carcassonne to Bayeux in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Carcassonne in June, with highs in Bayeux at 24°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Pointe du Hoc, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Omaha Beach
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Remains Mulberry Harbour ©
Remains Mulberry Harbour
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Cathedrale Saint-Pierre (in Beauvais), Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens) and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen (in Rouen). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at The Trianons & The Hamlet, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, The Trianons & The Hamlet, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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