13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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13 days in France Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hyeres
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

2
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.
Family-friendly places like Marineland and Plage du Soleil will thrill your kids. Step out of Nice to go to Antibes and see Plage du Ponteil, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, and kick back and relax at Coco Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice attractions site .

San Francisco, USA to Nice is an approximately 16-hour combination of subway, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Nice due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Antibes, Plage du Soleil, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Plage du Ponteil ©
Plage du Ponteil
Plage du Soleil ©
Plage du Soleil

3
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Family-friendly places like Aquaboum and Plage de Jean Blanc will thrill your kids. Step out of Hyeres with an excursion to La plage in Le Lavandou--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage noire du Langoustier, kick back and relax at Plage La Capte, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hyeres trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Hyeres takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in September since evenings lows in Hyeres dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

La Londe Les Maures, Plage de Jean Blanc
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Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
Aquaboum ©
Aquaboum
Plage La Capte ©
Plage La Capte

1
night
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
On the 2nd (Wed), head outdoors with Airparc Perigord, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with etang de Tamnies, contemplate the long history of Le Regourdou, and then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hyeres to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hyeres in October since evenings lows in Sarlat-la-Caneda dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, etang de Tamnies, Airparc Perigord, Le Regourdou
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Airparc Perigord ©
Airparc Perigord
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Paris and The Catacombs of Paris. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning site .

Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

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