17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Dallas
+5
Tram + Foot + Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  15 h 15 min
1
Rouen
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
+6
Bus + Foot + Subway + Bus + Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  6 h 45 min
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h
6
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  3 h 15 min
7
Paris
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Tram:  15 h
End: Dallas

1
day
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Rouen is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of tram, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of tram, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Rouen is 7 hours. In July, Rouen is cooler than Dallas - with highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Bayeux.

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

2
nights
Bayeux

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 3rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, pause for some photo ops at Pegasus Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetières Militaires, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

Before you visit Bayeux, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ranville, Memorial de Caen, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Normandy American Cemetery, D-Day Monument
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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

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel road trip site.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. July in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 6th (Mon), head outdoors with Calanque d'En-Vau, head outdoors with Route des Cretes, and then find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: partake in some friendly competition at Mystery Games, 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.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Aix-en-Provence takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July, expect Aix-en-Provence to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Cassis, Route des Cretes
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

3
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.
Step out of Nice to go to Antibes and see Villa Eilenroc, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, hunt for treasures at Marché provençal, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Nice online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in July: highs in Nice hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Antibes
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Perigueux (Cathedrale St-Front & Vesunna). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, relax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers, and admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Nice to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nice in July since evenings lows in Sarlat-la-Caneda dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Perigueux, Jardin Exotique, Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, La Grotte De Domme
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Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and visit Île de la Cité.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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