16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Beaune
— 2 nights
3
Strasbourg
— 2 nights
4
Cannes
— 3 nights
5
Avignon
— 3 nights
6
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night

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.
For shopping fun, head to Cave a Bulles or Barthelemy. Visit Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary website.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Beaune.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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nights
Beaune

Beaune ©
The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stop by Whiskies and Spirits, look for gifts at Le Cellier de la Cabiote, thenstop by Athenaeum, thenlearn about winemaking at Les Caves de l'Abbaye, and finally examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Citeaux, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, and then stop by La Boutique Maille.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Beaune trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Beaune takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Beaune are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Beaune

Shopping Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Dijon, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Citeaux
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Le Cellier de la Cabiote ©
Le Cellier de la Cabiote
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon ©
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Citeaux ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Citeaux

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, take in some culture at Christmas Market (Christkindelsmarik), make a trip to Rue des Juifs, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Temple-Neuf.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg trip planner.

You can take a train from Beaune to Strasbourg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. October in Strasbourg sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Events
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger ©
Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg ©

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rue d'Antibes and Vieille Ville. For shopping fun, head to La Croisette or 1862 Wines & Spirits. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Nice (Promenade des Anglais & Colline du Chateau overlook). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Lérins Islands.

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You can fly from Strasbourg to Cannes in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Strasbourg in October, things will get a bit warmer in Cannes: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Nice
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Palais des Papes and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange), Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio & Pavillon de Vendome) and Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and stop by Images In Avignon.

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You can drive from Cannes to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Avignon are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Roman Theatre of Orange, Chateau des Baux de Provence, Pont du Gard
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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night
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, thencontemplate the long history of Memorial House (Maison des Memoires), and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne Center trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne Center in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Carcassonne Center, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne ©

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