14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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14 days in France Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  16​h 30​min
End: Madison

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 inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris sightseeing planner .

Madison, USA to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Paris is 7 hours. Traveling from Madison in December, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between 47°F and 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Rue du Gros-Horloge. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Gros-Horloge. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise St-Joseph (in Le Havre), Chateau Du Taillis (in Duclair) and Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church & Vieux Bassin). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Palais Benedictine, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rouen online tour itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Honfleur, Chateau Du Taillis, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, Eglise St-Joseph, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church ©
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame and American Cemetery & Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pointe du Hoc and Remains Mulberry Harbour. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Eglise de l’Etanville (in Grandcamp-Maisy), Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Church of Angoville-Au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain). There's much more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, learn about all things military at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux online route planner .

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Bayeux sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Airborne Museum, Normandy American Cemetery, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Remains Mulberry Harbour
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint-Paul de Vence and Palais Lascaris. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Vieille Ville. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Utelle (La Madone d'Utelle & Église Saint Veran) and Chapelle des Penitents Blancs (in Peillon). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral and step into the grandiose world of Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille.

Plan my day in Nice using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Bayeux to Nice by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in December: high temperatures in Nice hover around 58°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Utelle, Saint-Paul de Vence, Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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