13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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13 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Paris
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
2
Honfleur
— 1 night
Bus + Train:  5 h 30 min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Tours
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Versailles
— 1 day
Train:  15 min
6
Paris
— 6 nights
End: Paris

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hours
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 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, then admire the striking features of Luxembourg Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah, and finally steep yourself in history at Hotel de Ville.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musee du Parfum - Fragonard ©
Musee du Parfum - Fragonard
Memorial De La Shoah ©
Memorial De La Shoah
Hotel de Ville ©
Hotel de Ville

1
night
Honfleur

Honfleur
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Honfleur day trip site .

Traveling by car from Paris to Honfleur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Honfleur are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Honfleur

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Get some historical perspective at Maison de l'Artichaut and Chapelle Saint-Aubert. Relax by the water at Beach of Genets and Plage du Plat Gousset. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Petite Cascade de Mortain (in Mortain), Domfront (Eglise Saint-Julien & Chateau de Domfront) and Granville (Pointe du Roc & Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Maison de Bertrand du Guesclin, make a trip to Porte de l'Avancee, take an in-depth tour of Musée Historique du Mont Saint Michel, and stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel travel app .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Honfleur to Mont-Saint-Michel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tours.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Granville, Domfront, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Beach of Genets, Petite Cascade de Mortain
Highlights from your plan
Chapelle Saint-Aubert ©
Chapelle Saint-Aubert
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes ©
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes
Chateau de Domfront ©
Chateau de Domfront

2
nights
Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tours trip planner.

Traveling by train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Tours takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. October in Tours sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Tours

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Les Halles ©
Les Halles
Musee de la Typographie ©
Musee de la Typographie
Hotel Gouin ©
Hotel Gouin

1
day
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 8th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, wander the streets of Quartier Saint-Louis, don't miss a visit to Piece d'Eau des Suisses, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere des Gonards, and finally stroll around Parc du Domaine de Madame Elisabeth.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Versailles vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tours to Versailles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Quartier Saint-Louis ©
Quartier Saint-Louis
Cimetiere des Gonards ©
Cimetiere des Gonards
Piece d'Eau des Suisses ©
Piece d'Eau des Suisses

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nights
Paris

Paris ©
Musee des Arts Forains and National Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to World of Disney in Chessy, about 48 minutes away. Enjoy Paris some more: take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement, take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah, steep yourself in history at Chateau of Vincennes, and see the interesting displays at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary planner.

Paris is just a stone's throw from Versailles. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marne-la-Vallee, Chateau of Vincennes, Scuba & Snorkeling, Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis
Highlights from your plan
World of Disney ©
World of Disney
Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes
Musee des Arts Forains ©
Musee des Arts Forains

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