16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Paris — 5 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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Water Parterres, La Galerie des Batailles, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

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Boston, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Boston in August since evenings lows in Paris dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Rouen.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:

Rouen — 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): find something for the whole family at Cahem, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip maker tool.

You can drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Colleville-sur-Mer.
Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Colleville-sur-Mer — 1 night

Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, then get outside with Omaha Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

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Getting from Rouen to Colleville-sur-Mer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Colleville-sur-Mer are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Colleville-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Saint-Raphael.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:
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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Etangs de Villepey (in Saint-Aygulf), Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and Sainte-Maxime (Kelys & Zipline). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, and get outside with Sublim Sky.

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Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Raphael by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in September; daily highs in Saint-Raphael reach 78°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Nice — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: La Verrerie de Biot (in Biot) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nice driving holiday website.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in September, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

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.