16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Rouen
— 3 nights
3
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
4
Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
5
Marseille
— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau of Vincennes and Musee Nissim de Camondo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Trianons & The Hamlet and Ile Saint-Louis. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris route builder tool.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau of Vincennes, The Trianons & The Hamlet, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes
Musee Nissim de Camondo ©
Musee Nissim de Camondo
Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation ©
Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Visit Palais Benedictine and Abbaye de Jumieges for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rue du Gros-Horloge and Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde (in Etretat) and Chateau Du Taillis (in Duclair). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Chateau Gaillard, explore the world behind art at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique), take in the exciting artwork at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, and step off the mainland to explore Les Andelys.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Paris to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Rouen, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Normandy, Abbaye de Jumieges, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, Palais Benedictine
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Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge
Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges
Palais Benedictine ©
Palais Benedictine

3
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tour Pey-Berland and Hotel de Ville (City Hall). Eglise St Eloi and Place de la Bourse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: Saint-Emilion (Chateau Guadet & Chateau Fonplegade) and Chateau Baulos-Charmes Pessac-Leognan (in Cadaujac). It doesn't end there: stop by Port of the Moon and learn about winemaking at Chateau Haut-Marbuzet - Henri Duboscq.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bordeaux tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Rouen to Bordeaux by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rouen in June, things will get a bit warmer in Bordeaux: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Chateau Baulos-Charmes Pessac-Leognan, Eglise St Eloi
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Chateau Guadet ©
Chateau Guadet
Tour Pey-Berland ©
Tour Pey-Berland
Eglise St Eloi ©
Eglise St Eloi

3
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Family-friendly places like Chateau Comtal and Cathar Castles will thrill your kids. Get some historical perspective at Chateaux de Lastours and Cité de Carcassonne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne Center: Chateau Guery (in Azille) and Chateau Tourril (in Roubia).

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne Center attractions app.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Carcassonne Center in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Carcassonne Center, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Carcassonne, Chateau Tourril, Chateaux de Lastours
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Chateaux de Lastours ©
Chateaux de Lastours
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee du Petit Palais and Chateau d'If. Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Marseille sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Avignon, Calanques
Highlights from your plan
Musee du Petit Palais ©
Musee du Petit Palais
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

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