13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 1 night
2
Lyon
— 1 night
3
Avignon
— 1 night
4
Carcassonne
— 1 night
5
Bordeaux
— 1 night
6
Amboise
— 1 night
7
Bayeux
— 1 night
8
Rouen
— 1 night
9
Versailles
— 1 night
10
Paris
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville and then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, make a trip to Place Massena, admire the landmark architecture of Lycee Massena, thentake some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally get your game on at SENSAS Nice.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nice online trip maker.

Chicago, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Nice is 7 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

1
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Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 28th (Thu), stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, thenadmire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lyon trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Lyon by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lyon, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Lyon

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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

1
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Avignon

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon visit planner.

Getting from Lyon to Avignon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lyon in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Avignon: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

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Carcassonne

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.
You've now added Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, learn about winemaking at Winemaker Workshops, do a tasting at O'Vineyards, don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude, thentake a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, and finally snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne trip builder website.

Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Avignon in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Carcassonne: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne ©

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 31st (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, thenget your game on at Virtual Room Bordeaux, and finally get your game on at Simfactory.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Bordeaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Amboise.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Tour Pey-Berland ©
Tour Pey-Berland

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Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): do a tasting at Plou Et Fils, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and then steep yourself in history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Amboise travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Bordeaux to Amboise takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Amboise sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Plou Et Fils ©
Plou Et Fils

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Amboise to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Bayeux sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

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Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): make a trip to Vieux Rouen, make a trip to Rue Eau de Robec, thenadmire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rouen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Rouen

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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 Eau de Robec ©
Rue Eau de Robec

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Versailles

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to The Hall of Mirrors, don't miss a visit to Palace of Versailles, thenstep into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and finally make a trip to La Galerie des Batailles.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Versailles holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Versailles takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
The Hall of Mirrors ©
The Hall of Mirrors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, thencontemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, thencontemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Versailles to Paris takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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