13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Chartres — 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Chartres Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chartres trip itinerary planning tool.

New York City, USA to Chartres is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get a bit cooler in Chartres: highs are around 72°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Paris.
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Paris — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the views from Pont Alexandre III, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online visit planner.

You can drive from Chartres to Paris in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Strasbourg.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Strasbourg — 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, then visit La Petite France, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Strasbourg trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In June in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colmar.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods
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Colmar — 1 night

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 15th (Tue), take a stroll through Little Venice, learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, and then admire the landmark architecture of Maison Schongauer.

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Drive from Strasbourg to Colmar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Colmar sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to fly to Nice.
Neighborhoods · Wineries · Historic Sites
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Nice — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
On the 16th (Wed), make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Place Massena, and then see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

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Traveling by flight from Colmar to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Colmar in June, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 18th (Fri), don't miss a visit to La Porte du Roy, make a trip to Grand Degre, and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nice in June, expect Mont-Saint-Michel to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 1 night

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rouen.
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Rouen — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then don't miss a visit to La Maison Sublime, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardins d'Angelique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever, take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, and then relax and rejuvenate at Meshi Mushki.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.