16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  8​h 15​min
1
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, and then get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux day trip tool .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Bayeux is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Bayeux due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Bayeux, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Memorial de Caen, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Normandy American Cemetery, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
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

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris journey planner.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins d'Eau, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne
Highlights from your plan
Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques and then examine the collection at Musee Granet.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Aix-en-Provence takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Aix-en-Provence. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Cassis, Marseille
Highlights from your plan
Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Saint-Aygulf), Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and Lac de Saint-Cassien (in Tanneron).

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Saint-Raphael tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Theoule sur Mer, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Lac de Saint-Cassien, Waterworld lake of gaudrade, Aqualand Frejus
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Jets'Cool ©
Jets'Cool

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.
On the 4th (Tue), make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, and finally take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Marineland, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and then admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nice online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marineland, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Highlights from your plan
SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland

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