11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport, Drive to Saint-Malo
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Saint-Malo
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
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Annecy
— 1 night
Drive
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Beaune
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nancy
— 1 night
Train
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Reims
— 1 day
Fly

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Saint-Malo

— 1 night
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
On the 2nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Centre Historique, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin, then don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, and finally kick back and relax at Plage du Sillon.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo holiday builder app.

Singapore, Singapore to Saint-Malo is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Saint-Malo. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in January, with highs in Saint-Malo at 11°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 3rd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Bayeux sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 2 nights
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Plage de Palombaggia and then steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio travel route planning app.

Getting from Bayeux to Bonifacio by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Bayeux, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bonifacio, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 3°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Annecy.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Annecy

— 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to La Vieille Ville and then explore the activities along Lake Annecy.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Annecy trip planner.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Annecy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Bonifacio in January, things will get a bit cooler in Annecy: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Beaune.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature

Beaune

— 2 nights

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
On the 8th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Domaine Dominique Lahaye, do a tasting at Domaine LEJEUNE - POMMARD, learn about winemaking at JanotsBos, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Boyer Martenot, and finally see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu.

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Traveling by car from Annecy to Beaune takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Beaune, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nancy.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Nancy

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Lorraine

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll around Parc de la Pepiniere and then don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nancy day trip planner.

Drive from Beaune to Nancy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Reims.

Things to do in Nancy

Parks

Reims

— 1 day

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 10th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Champagne Thierry Rodez, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Reims trip maker.

You can take a train from Nancy to Reims in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Reims can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

France travel guide

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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.