13 days in France & New Delhi Itinerary

13 days in France & New Delhi Itinerary

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13 days in France & New Delhi Itinerary

Start: Lucknow, India
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rouen, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h
4
Carcassonne, France
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
6
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Lucknow, India

1
night
Paris, France

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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner .

Lucknow, India to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Lucknow in December: highs in Paris hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and finally examine the collection at Musee de la Corderie Vallois.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip planner .

You can take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Rouen are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Musee de la Corderie Vallois
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge

2
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 27th (Fri), admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Bayeux trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Bayeux sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Omaha Beach, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Memorial de Caen, American Cemetery & Memorial, Pointe du Hoc
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

1
day
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 29th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Bayeux to Carcassonne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

La cité médiévale
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

3
nights
Nice, France

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.
Appreciate the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Get some historical perspective at Saint-Paul de Vence and Vieille Ville. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: St-Paul-de-Vence (La Collegiale Saint Paul & Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs), La Croisette (in Cannes) and La Madone d'Utelle (in Utelle). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Palais Lascaris and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice.

For where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planning site .

You can drive from Carcassonne to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Carcassonne in December, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, La Croisette, La Madone d'Utelle
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lodhi Garden and Rajpath. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lotus Temple and Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, admire the striking features of ISKCON Temple Delhi, wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi trip app .

Getting from Nice to New Delhi by flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Nice to New Delhi. While traveling from Nice, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Lodhi Garden ©
Lodhi Garden
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Lotus Temple ©
Lotus Temple

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