17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
2
Giverny
— 1 night
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
4
Amboise
— 2 nights
5
Strasbourg
— 2 nights
6
Nice
— 2 nights
7
Marseille
— 2 nights
8
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Montmartre. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Village de Chessy in Chessy--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and visit Canal Saint-Martin.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris travel planning website.

Dublin, Ireland to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Paris. Traveling from Dublin in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Giverny.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Village de Chessy, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Giverny

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Fondation Claude Monet, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de La Roche-Guyon, then head off the coast to Les Andelys, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateau Gaillard.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Giverny vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Paris to Giverny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Giverny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Normandy, Chateau de La Roche-Guyon
Highlights from your plan
Les Andelys ©
Les Andelys
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Chateau de La Roche-Guyon ©
Chateau de La Roche-Guyon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): snap pictures at Pegasus Bridge, then kick back and relax at Ouistreham Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Omaha Beach, then gain insight at Maisy Battery, and then explore the galleries of Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bayeux trip planner.

Getting from Giverny to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Bayeux are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Omaha Beach, Ouistreham Beach, Maisy Battery, Pegasus Bridge, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

2
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, then explore the fascinating underground world of Les Grottes Petrifiantes, and then admire the striking features of Cloister of la Psalette. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de la Trinité, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amboise online trip maker.

You can drive from Bayeux to Amboise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Cloister of la Psalette, Basilique Notre Dame de la Trinité, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Chambord, Les Grottes Petrifiantes
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Bernstein Castle and then make a trip to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parc du Chateau de Pourtales, take a memorable tour with Piscine Du Wacken, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg holiday app.

Getting from Amboise to Strasbourg by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Bernstein Castle
Highlights from your plan
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Bernstein Castle ©
Bernstein Castle

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris and then steep yourself in history at Lérins Islands. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle du Rosaire.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nice day trip planning site.

Fly from Strasbourg to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Strasbourg in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chapelle du Rosaire, Lérins Islands, Les Gorges du Verdon
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

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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 17th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and then head off the coast to Ile de la Barthelasse. On the next day, head off the coast to Chateau d'If.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, you will find days in Marseille are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Avignon
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If

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night
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then don't miss a visit to Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, then contemplate the long history of Memorial House (Maison des Memoires), and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center online journey planner.

Drive from Marseille to Carcassonne Center in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Marseille in July, with highs in Carcassonne Center at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne ©

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