13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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13 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  4​h
1
Cannes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Le Lavandou
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Valensole
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Dijon
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Paris
— 4 nights
End: Paris

1
night
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 3rd (Mon), wander the streets of Le Suquet, steep yourself in history at Lérins Islands, and then take a stroll through La Croisette. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and then take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cannes trip planning website .

Paris to Cannes is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, Cannes is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Nice
Highlights from your plan
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

2
nights
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle, kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc, don't miss a visit to Port de Cavalaire, then stroll through Plage de Sylvabelle, and finally stroll through Plage de Gigaro.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Le Lavandou online road trip planner .

Drive from Cannes to Le Lavandou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Le Lavandou are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Valensole.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, La Croix-Valmer, Port de Cavalaire, Plage de l'Estagnol
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

2
nights
Valensole

Valensole ©
Valensole is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France.GeographyThe river Asse forms most of the commune's northern border, then flows into the Durance, which forms all of its western border. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): experience rural life at Lavande Angelvin.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Valensole trip planner .

Drive from Le Lavandou to Valensole in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Le Lavandou in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Valensole, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Dijon.

Things to do in Valensole

Outdoors Scenic Drive Trails

Side Trips

Les Penitents des Mees, Route des Cretes La Palud, Verdon Les Basses Gorges
Highlights from your plan
Verdon Les Basses Gorges ©
Verdon Les Basses Gorges
Route des Cretes La Palud ©
Route des Cretes La Palud
Lavande Angelvin ©
Lavande Angelvin

1
day
Dijon

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
On the 8th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Notre Dame, make a trip to Owl's Trail, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Michel de Dijon, then examine the collection at Musee Rude, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dijon online road trip planner .

You can drive from Valensole to Dijon in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Valensole in June, expect nights in Dijon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Musee Rude ©
Musee Rude
Owl's Trail ©
Owl's Trail
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon

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.
On the 9th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, and finally take in the history at Omaha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at German Cemetery La Cambe.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux online travel planner .

You can take a train from Dijon to Bayeux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, tram, and flight. When traveling from Dijon in June, plan for slightly colder days in Bayeux, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chartres Cathedral and Ile Saint-Louis. Visit Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, steep yourself in history at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and stroll the grounds of The Catacombs of Paris.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris tour website .

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral

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