17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Giverny
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Giverny
— 1 night
Drive
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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Amboise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chartres
Drive
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Paris
— 8 nights
Fly

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Giverny

— 1 night
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bizy, make a trip to Chateau de La Roche-Guyon, then examine the collection at Fondation Claude Monet, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des impressionnismes.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Giverny trip itinerary planning tool.

Phoenix, USA to Giverny is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Phoenix to Giverny. Traveling from Phoenix in June, expect Giverny to be colder, temps between 70°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Giverny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 12th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and finally wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rouen trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Giverny to Rouen in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

Bayeux

— 2 nights
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 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bayeux day trip planning app.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel route planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Amboise.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
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Amboise

— 2 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal d'Amboise. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chambord.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amboise trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Amboise takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chartres.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Chartres

Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chartres driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Amboise to Chartres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You will leave for Paris on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Chartres

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums · Outdoors
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Paris

— 8 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip app.

Traveling by car from Chartres to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Paris sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.