16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 1 night
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Tours
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Strasbourg
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 2 nights
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Annecy
— 1 night

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 13th (Wed), hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary builder.

Washington DC, USA to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Mont-Saint-Michel. In October, Mont-Saint-Michel is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 62°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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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 14th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then get outside with Omaha Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux online road trip planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tours.

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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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Tours

Tours ©

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, and then stop by Vinea Loire Valley. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord and then get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tours trip planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Tours by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In October in Tours, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

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Paris

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris visit planning tool.

Traveling by train from Tours to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Paris sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a train to Strasbourg.

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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©

Crossroads of Europe

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 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, then stop by Mon Oncle Malker de Munster, and finally wander the streets of La Petite France.

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Take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. October in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

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Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg ©
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at 02 Aventure, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, and finally snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Carcassonne road trip app.

Fly from Strasbourg to Carcassonne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Strasbourg in October: high temperatures in Carcassonne hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
02 Aventure ©
02 Aventure
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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Avignon

Avignon ©

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, look for all kinds of wild species at Wine Safari, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and finally contemplate the long history of Place Crillon. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at Ghostbusters Live Escape Game, tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Sentier des Ocres, and then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon vacation planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Annecy.

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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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Annecy

Annecy ©

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 27th (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Annecy and then test your team's savvy at L'Atelier des Enigmes - Escape Game Annecy.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Annecy trip planning tool.

Getting from Avignon to Annecy by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Avignon in October: high temperatures in Annecy hover around 63°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
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L'Atelier des Enigmes - Escape Game Annecy ©
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy

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