18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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18 days in France Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Albi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Nice
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Paris is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Montivilliers, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then get to know the fascinating history of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Vieux Bassin and then steep yourself in history at Palais Benedictine.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rouen trip itinerary website .

Take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Rouen are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Honfleur, Abbaye de Montivilliers, Palais Benedictine
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church ©
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church
Palais Benedictine ©
Palais Benedictine

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.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Pointe du Hoc are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Memorial de Caen and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's still lots to do: take in the history at Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour.

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Drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Albi.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Memorial de Caen, Airborne Museum, Omaha Beach
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee Toulouse-Lautrec.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Albi journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Albi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Albi are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Chateau Du Donjon, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Chateau Canet, do a tasting at Chateau St Jacques d’Albas, then learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Winemaker Workshops.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne route planner.

You can drive from Albi to Carcassonne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

5
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.
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and GALERIE art Le CAMELEON will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Saint-Paul de Vence and La Croisette. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Utelle (Église Saint Veran & La Madone d'Utelle), Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste (in Coaraze) and Cannes (Rue d'Antibes, Le Suquet, & more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nice online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Carcassonne in December, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, Utelle, St-Paul-de-Vence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

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