13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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13 days in France Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
car:  4​h
4
Chenonceaux
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Avignon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  13​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sainte-Chapelle, Trocadero, Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise, and other attractions you added. Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Île de la Cité. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Montmartre and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Paris. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in October; daily highs in Paris reach 62°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
day
Bayeux

Bayeux
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux tour itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bayeux are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You'll set off for Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Bayeux

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 27th (Sun), make a trip to Grand Degre, make a trip to Tour de L'Arcade, examine the collection at Musee de la Mer et de l'Ecologie, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, then don't miss a visit to Tour Gabriel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Aubert.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary site .

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chenonceaux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes
Highlights from your plan
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes ©
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes
Chapelle Saint-Aubert ©
Chapelle Saint-Aubert
Tour Gabriel ©
Tour Gabriel

few
hours
Chenonceaux

Chenonceaux
Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chenonceaux trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Chenonceaux in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Chenonceaux are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Chenonceaux

Historic Sites Tours Parks

2
nights
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Chenonceaux to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Chenonceaux, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 47°F. On the 30th (Wed), you're off toAvignon.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

1
night
Avignon

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 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, contemplate the long history of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee du Petit Palais.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip planner .

Drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Avignon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In October in Avignon, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arles, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Musee du Petit Palais ©
Musee du Petit Palais

3
nights
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 1st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, then head outdoors with Promenade du Paillon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs, contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, take a stroll through Place Rossetti, then steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nice itinerary tool .

Drive from Avignon to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 58°F. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Cemetery of the Old Chateau
Highlights from your plan
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Cemetery of the Old Chateau ©
Cemetery of the Old Chateau
Place Rossetti ©
Place Rossetti

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