17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  13​h
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  7​h 45​min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Rouen
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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 12th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and finally make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nice day trip planning site .

New Delhi, India to Nice is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in July: high temperatures in Nice hover around 32°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, then see the interesting displays at Granet Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On your second day here, wander the streets of The Panier and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence road trip app .

You can drive from Nice to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Aix-en-Provence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marseille, Calanques
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Exotique, don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, and finally explore and take pictures at Les Noyeraies du Landers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations 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.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Sarlat-la-Caneda. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Jardin Exotique, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne
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Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

1
day
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 18th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Le Moulin de Moidrey, don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel, and finally make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

Make your Mont-Saint-Michel itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Mont-Saint-Michel in 8 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mont-Saint-Michel, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Le Moulin de Moidrey
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Le Moulin de Moidrey ©
Le Moulin de Moidrey

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, explore the world behind art 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 contemplate the long history of Sword Beach, then stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

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

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to Fondation Claude Monet, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Parc du Bocasse.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rouen travel tool .

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rouen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parc du Bocasse, Fondation Claude Monet
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Parc du Bocasse ©
Parc du Bocasse
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

4
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rouen in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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