16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  6​h
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Vilnius

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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, steep yourself in history at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris day trip planning app .

Vilnius, Lithuania to Paris is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Paris. While traveling from Vilnius, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rouen.

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

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Rue Saint-Romain, then don't miss a visit to Vieux, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rouen online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Paris to Rouen by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Rouen reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

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
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 18th (Thu), steep yourself in history at 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 American Cemetery & Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), then enjoy the sand and surf at Sword Beach, then stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bayeux are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sword Beach, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Pegasus Memorial, Normandy American Cemetery, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War 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
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Genets, make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3.5 hours. July in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Beach of Genets
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Les Grottes de Maxange (in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin), Le Bournat (in Le Bugue) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Les Noyeraies du Landers, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Eau, and steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July: highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Jardin Exotique, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Les Grottes de Maxange, Parc Le Bournat
Highlights from your plan
Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

1
night
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Calanques and then see the interesting displays at Granet Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Aix-en-Provence in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Aix-en-Provence when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Marseille, Laser game Evolution, Calanques
Highlights from your plan
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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.
When in Nice, make a side trip to see Massif de l'Esterel in Agay, approximately 56 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, tour the pleasant surroundings at Colline du Chateau overlook, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in July, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Massif de l'Esterel, Marineland
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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