9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Train
2
Amboise
— 1 night
Drive
3
Chartres
— 1 night
Fly
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
5
Caen
— 1 night
Drive
6
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Little Rock

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Paris — 3 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.
Paris is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip maker site.

Little Rock, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Little Rock to Paris, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Little Rock in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around 53°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Amboise.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Amboise — 1 night

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, and then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

Plan trip to Amboise with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Paris to Amboise by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Amboise sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chartres.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Chartres — 1 night

Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chartres Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chartres trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Amboise to Chartres takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in March, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites
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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 10th (Thu): hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel trip maker.

You can fly from Chartres to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Caen.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Trails
Side Trip
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Caen — 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Caen road trip site.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Caen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rouen.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Rouen — 1 night

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rouen trip maker app.

You can drive from Caen to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Normandy travel guide

4.6
Monuments · Landmarks · History Museums
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.