18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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18 days in France Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  8 h
1
Paris
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Etretat
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Cairo

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder app.

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Etretat.

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

5
nights
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Etretat: Chateau-Musee (in Dieppe), Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges) and Le Fleuve La Veules (in Veules-les-Roses). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Falaises d'Etretat, tee off at Golf d'Etretat, head outdoors with Cote d'Albatre, and explore the striking landscape at The Pinnacle L'Aiguille Creuse.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Etretat trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Etretat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Etretat sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fecamp, Varengeville-sur-Mer, Le Fleuve La Veules, Chateau-Musee, Abbaye de Jumieges
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Musee des Pecheries ©
Musee des Pecheries
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Change things up with a short trip to Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mere-Eglise (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, find something for the whole family at Impact Game, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bayeux trip planner.

Getting from Etretat to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery, Memorial de Caen, Airborne Museum
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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

3
nights
Paris

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, make a trip to Pont Alexandre III, examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris route maker site.

Take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Photography Tours
Pere-Lachaise Cemetery ©
Pere-Lachaise Cemetery
Food Tours

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