16 days in France Itinerary

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Rouen — 1 day

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rouen trip planning website.

Phoenix, USA to Rouen is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 8 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in June: high temperatures in Rouen hover around 69°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Paris.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Paris — 4 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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, stop by Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris route planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Amboise.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Amboise — 2 nights

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at ZooParc de Beauval.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amboise online itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amboise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites
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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 18th (Sat): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then take in the history at Omaha Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip app.

Getting from Amboise to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel and then hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
Historic Sites · Trails · Tours · Parks
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Nice — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

You can fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 76°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
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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.