12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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1
Nice
— 1 day
2
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
3
Paris
— 2 nights
4
Rouen
— 1 night
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
6
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights

1
day
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Eze Sur Mer Strand, then kick back and relax at Coco Beach, and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip maker tool.

Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Nice. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Eze Sur Mer Strand
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

1
night
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
On the 3rd (Wed), take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Rose et Paul.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne Center vacation planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Nice to Carcassonne Center takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, Carcassonne Center is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trip

Domaine Rose et Paul
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

2
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Carcassonne Center to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen travel planner.

Drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get little chillier in Rouen: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Omaha Beach. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain, and finally learn about all things military at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bayeux using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery, Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain, Omaha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery

3
nights
Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
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 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Santa Giulia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Palombaggia. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi and then contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio holiday maker site.

You can fly from Bayeux to Bonifacio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in July; daily highs in Bonifacio reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Porto-Vecchio
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Palombaggia ©
Plage de Palombaggia
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Iles Lavezzi ©
Iles Lavezzi

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