14 days in France & Cyprus Itinerary

14 days in France & Cyprus Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Azay-le-Rideau, France
— 1 night
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
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Bonifacio, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus
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Paris, France — 2 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.
Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Paris, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Paris is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Azay-le-Rideau.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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Azay-le-Rideau, France — 1 night

As the center of the Touraine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for the Loire Valley, Azay-le-Rideau produces dry, white wines and red wines rich in tannins.
On the 4th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Villandry, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre, and then steep yourself in history at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Azay-le-Rideau tour planning app.

You can drive from Paris to Azay-le-Rideau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Azay-le-Rideau are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux, France — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some cultural insight at Normandy American Cemetery and Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Omaha Beach and Omaha Beach Memorial Museum. Step out of Bayeux with an excursion to Pegasus Memorial in Ranville--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, learn about all things military at Musee D-Day Omaha, and explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux route planner.

Traveling by car from Azay-le-Rideau to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio, France — 2 nights

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to Bonifacio Citadel, and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, then make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, then kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, and finally identify plant and animal life at Iles Lavezzi.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bonifacio trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Bayeux to Bonifacio by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, Bonifacio is somewhat warmer than Bayeux - with highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Getting from Bonifacio to Nice by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Bonifacio in July, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Ayia Napa.
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus — 3 nights

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Step out of the city life by going to Makronissos Beach and Nissi Beach. Popular historic sites such as Church of Profitis Elias and Ayia Napa Monastery are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Landa Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay, stroll through Fig Tree Bay, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ayia Napa trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Ayia Napa takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nice to Ayia Napa. When traveling from Nice in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ayia Napa: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

4.3
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.
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Cyprus travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.
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