13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Strasbourg
— 2 nights
Train
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Saint-Malo
— 1 day
Train
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 2 nights
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Paris

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Disneyland Paris. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, and make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

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Phoenix, USA to Paris is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Phoenix to Paris. While traveling from Phoenix, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Strasbourg

— 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): visit Little Venice, make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, and then make a trip to Vieille Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): wander the streets of La Petite France, then get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in December, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint-Malo

— 1 day
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 26th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, stroll through Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then expand your understanding of the military at Fort National, and finally don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Strasbourg to Saint-Malo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Strasbourg in December, with highs in Saint-Malo at 51°F and lows at 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 27th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

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Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Bayeux sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums
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Paris

— 2 nights

City of Light

Your day by day itinerary now includes Champs-Elysees. See even more of Paris: make a trip to Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Tour de l'Horloge, steep yourself in history at Conciergerie, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

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.