9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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1
Rouen
— 1 night
2
Bayeux
— 1 night
3
Amboise
— 1 night
4
Chartres
— 1 night
5
Paris
— 3 nights

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Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and then don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rouen tour builder website.

Washington DC, USA to Rouen is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Rouen is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect Rouen to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vieux Bassin, Fondation Claude Monet
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 13th (Wed), head outdoors with Norman'Air, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Norman'Air
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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

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Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally learn about winemaking at Plou Et Fils.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Amboise journey planning site.

Getting from Bayeux to Amboise by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daytime highs in Amboise are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chartres.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise ©

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Chartres

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chartres Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Ecole de Chartres et d'Eure-et-Loir, and then admire the masterpieces at Chapelle Saint Eman.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chartres online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Amboise to Chartres by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Chartres are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Chartres

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Chapelle Saint Eman ©
Chapelle Saint Eman

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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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chartres to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
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