16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
3
Strasbourg
— 2 nights
4
Nice
— 3 nights
5
Marseille
— 2 nights
6
Carcassonne Center
— 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Place de la Bastille. The adventure continues: make a trip to Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee National Eugene Delacroix, take an in-depth tour of Musee de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris journey builder site.

Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Paris. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee du debarquement are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Pegasus Memorial and Maisy Battery for their historical value. When in Bayeux, make a side trip to see Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, approximately Sainte-Marie-du-Mont away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, take an in-depth tour of Musee Baron Gerard, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Caen.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux visit planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Bayeux sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Chateau de Caen, Maisy Battery, Pegasus Memorial, Musee du debarquement
Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Musee du debarquement ©
Musee du debarquement
Pegasus Memorial ©
Pegasus Memorial

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): wander the streets of La Petite France, thenexamine the collection at Musée historique de la ville de Strasbourg, thentake an in-depth tour of Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Temple-Neuf, thensteep yourself in history at Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Tomi Ungerer.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Strasbourg tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Bayeux to Strasbourg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in May: highs in Strasbourg hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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

3
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 Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Visit Palais Lascaris and La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Chapelle du Rosaire (in Vence) and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice, contemplate the long history of Musée National Picasso, and see the interesting displays at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Strasbourg to Nice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Strasbourg in May, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vence, Musée National Picasso, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
Highlights from your plan
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts, take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and then steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee du Petit Palais and then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Marseille travel planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nice in June: highs in Marseille hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Avignon
Highlights from your plan
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

2
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Rennes le chateau, thensteep yourself in history at Musee Berenger Sauniere, and then stop by Cité de Carcassonne. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, thendon't miss a visit to Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, and finally examine the collection at Musee de L'Inquisition.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Carcassonne Center takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rennes-le-Chateau
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

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