14 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France holiday planner
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Caen
— 4 nights
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Tours
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris
— 1 night
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris travel route planner.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington in June, with highs in Paris at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des impressionnismes.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen online day trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Rouen, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Caen.
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Caen — 4 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedrale Notre-Dame (in Bayeux) and Normandy American Cemetery (in Colleville-sur-Mer). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Dames, take in nature's colorful creations at La Colline aux Oiseaux, and learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Caen trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Caen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Caen are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Tours.
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Tours — 2 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Villandry, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanique de Tours, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Place Plumereau. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, and then get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville de Tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tours journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Caen to Tours takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Tours sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris — 1 night

City of Light

Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris online tour planner.

Take a train from Tours to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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France travel guide

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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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