9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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9 days in France Itinerary

Start: Boston
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  13 h 15 min
1
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
2
Avignon
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Boston

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Airborne Museum. Visit Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Pointe du Hoc for their historical value. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). There's still lots to do: get outside with Omaha Beach, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary maker .

Boston, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Bayeux. Traveling from Boston in May, expect nights in Bayeux to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery, La Maison du Biscuit, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Omaha Beach
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

3
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Palais des Papes and Eglise St-Trophime are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Le Sentier des Ocres and Gorges de l'Ardeche. Venture out of the city with trips to Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes), Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Roman Theatre of Orange and admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Bayeux to Avignon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in May: high temperatures in Avignon hover around 74°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gordes, Arles, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Roman Theatre of Orange, Gorges de l'Ardeche
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Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take a stroll through Le Marais, then admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker site .

Getting from Avignon to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Avignon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

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