17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Amboise
— 2 nights
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
4
Rouen
— 1 night
5
Strasbourg
— 2 nights
6
Nice
— 2 nights
7
Marseille
— 2 nights
8
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker website.

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Paris. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in April: highs in Paris hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Amboise.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 30th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal de Blois and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amboise visit site.

Getting from Paris to Amboise by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Amboise, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau Royal de Blois, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Chenonceau
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Pegasus Memorial, and then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bayeux online visit planner.

You can drive from Amboise to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Pegasus Memorial, Memorial de Caen, Normandy American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Rouen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

2
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.
On the 5th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Grande Mosquee de Strasbourg, thenstop by La Petite France, thendon't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg. Keep things going the next day: take in some culture at Christmas Market (Christkindelsmarik) and then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

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Getting from Rouen to Strasbourg by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Events
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg ©
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg

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.
On the 7th (Sat), make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, thentake a stroll through Vieille Ville, thenget great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice, thenmake a trip to Place Massena, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice vacation planning app.

Getting from Strasbourg to Nice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Strasbourg in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
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 9th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, thensee the interesting displays at Musee Granet, thendon't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major. On your second day here, visit The Panier, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip maker.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Aix-en-Provence
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio

1
night
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, don't miss a visit to Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Marseille to Carcassonne Center by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

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