13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
3
Strasbourg
— 2 nights
4
Nice
— 2 nights
5
Cannes
— 2 nights
6
Marseille
— 2 nights

2
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.
Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Place de la Bastille.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris journey website.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Paris is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and then take an in-depth tour of Musee Baron Gerard. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie and then witness the site of a historic battle at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Bayeux are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema
Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema ©
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

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nights
Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): wander the streets of La Petite France, explore the world behind art at Musee Wurth France Erstein, thendon't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally examine the collection at Palais de Rohan. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Temple-Neuf, thensee the interesting displays at Musée historique de la ville de Strasbourg, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Strasbourg trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Bayeux to Strasbourg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Strasbourg are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Musee Wurth France Erstein
Highlights from your plan
Palais de Rohan ©
Palais de Rohan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, and then steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Blue Beach, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle du Rosaire.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Strasbourg to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Strasbourg in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Nice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Chapelle du Rosaire, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Highlights from your plan
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): head off the coast to Lérins Islands and then see Cannes Standup Paddle. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Plage du Martinez.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Nice to Cannes in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in September, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Cannes. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Plage du Martinez ©
Plage du Martinez
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

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nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and then take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio. On your second day here, head off the coast to Chateau d'If and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marseille road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Aix-en-Provence
Highlights from your plan
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio

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