26 days in France Itinerary

26 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 6 nights
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 day
4
Bayeux
— 1 night
5
Tour-en-Sologne
— 3 nights
6
Lyon
— 2 nights
7
Chamonix
— 4 nights
8
Gordes
— 2 nights
9
Nice
— 3 nights


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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.
You've added The Paris Catacombs, Champs-Elysees, Palais Garnier, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the activities along Seine River.

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

Johannesburg, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), Omaha Beach Memorial Museum and Airborne Museum. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, thenstroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Omaha Beach Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, thenexamine the collection at Airborne Museum, and then learn about all things military at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum).

To find out how to plan a trip to Bayeux, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Bayeux sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Airborne Museum, Normandy American Cemetery, D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), Omaha Beach Memorial Museum
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach Memorial Museum ©
Omaha Beach Memorial Museum
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum

1
day
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by train takes about 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

1
night
Bayeux

Bayeux
To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Tour-en-Sologne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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3
nights
Tour-en-Sologne

Tour-en-Sologne ©
Tour-en-Sologne is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, contemplate the long history of Domaine National de Chambord, and don't miss a visit to Chateau de Villesavin.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tour-en-Sologne trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Tour-en-Sologne takes 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lyon.

Things to do in Tour-en-Sologne

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cheverny, Domaine National de Chambord
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Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny
Chateau de Villesavin ©
Chateau de Villesavin
Chateau de Troussay ©
Chateau de Troussay

2
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, thenlook for gifts at La boutique de Mathilde, and finally make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

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Drive from Tour-en-Sologne to Lyon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Tour-en-Sologne in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lyon, with lows of °C. On the 6th (Sat), you're off to Chamonix.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Shopping
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

4
nights
Chamonix

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Aiguille du Midi and Glacier des Bossons. Get out of town with these interesting Chamonix side-trips: Les Gorges du Fier (in Lovagny) and Lake Annecy (in Annecy). There's much more to do: stroll through Vallee Blanche, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brevent Cable Car, head outdoors with Mountain Lifestyle, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tunnel du Mont-Blanc.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Chamonix tour planner.

You can drive from Lyon to Chamonix in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Gordes.

Things to do in Chamonix

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Gorges du Fier, Lake Annecy
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche

2
nights
Gordes

Gordes
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gordes trip planner.

Drive from Chamonix to Gordes in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Gordes are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Nice.

Things to do in Gordes

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marineland and Promenade des Anglais.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nice travel route planner.

You can drive from Gordes to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Gordes, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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