16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip itinerary planner
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Paris
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Paris — 4 nights

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris day trip planning tool.

Seattle, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Nice — 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nice driving holiday website.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Marseille — 2 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 24th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then stop by Cours Mirabeau, and finally examine the collection at Musee Granet.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in June, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Marseille to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Marseille in June, with highs in Mont-Saint-Michel at 68°F and lows at 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 2 nights

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 27th (Mon): take in the history at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip website.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rouen.
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Rouen — 2 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 29th (Wed), make a trip to Les Racines du Ciel, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Rue du Gros-Horloge, take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rouen route planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Rouen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Rouen, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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.