19 days in France Itinerary

19 days in France Itinerary

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19 days in France Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Beaune
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Nice
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Beziers
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Île de la Cité and La Grande Epicerie de Paris Rive Gauche. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to le coeur d'Alsace (in Strasbourg) and Versailles's garden souvenirs shop (in Versailles). The adventure continues: browse the range of quality goods at Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, stop by Boutique Maille, and get a taste of the local shopping with Carrousel du Louvre.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder website .

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Paris is 6 hours. In October, Paris is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Beaune.

Things to do in Paris

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trips

le coeur d'Alsace, Dalloyau Neuilly, Versailles's garden souvenirs shop
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

3
nights
Beaune

Beaune ©
The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Saint Vincent and musee Denon. Appreciate the collections at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu and Palace of the Dukes. Venture out of the city with trips to Dijon (Musee Magnin, L'Instant Chocolat, &more). There's more to do: do a tasting at Les Caves de l'Abbaye and look for gifts at Le Cellier de la Cabiote.

To see photos, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Beaune road trip planning tool .

Getting from Paris to Beaune by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Beaune can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Beaune

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Dijon, Chalon-sur-Saone
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Saint Vincent ©
Cathedrale Saint Vincent
musee Denon ©
musee Denon

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Lérins Islands and La Croisette. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Pampelonne and Castel Plage. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (1862 Wines & Spirits & Marche Forville) and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Beach and buy something for everyone on your list at Nice Etoile.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Beaune to Nice by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Beaune in October: high temperatures in Nice hover around 70°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannes, Plage de Pampelonne, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get a sense of the local culture at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Chateau d'If. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee des Beaux-Arts and Museum d'Histoire Naturelle Aix en Provence. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, stop by Aix Moto, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Farmers' Markets.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence journey planner.

Drive from Nice to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Beziers.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Marseille
Highlights from your plan
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

2
nights
Beziers

Beziers
Béziers is a town in Languedoc in southern France. On the 4th (Fri), kick back and relax at Plage Naturiste, browse the different shops at Polygone Beziers, and then take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Raissac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Chateau des Karantes, then admire the striking features of Abbaye de Fontfroide, and then learn about winemaking at Chateau Beauregard Mirouze.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Beziers online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Beziers takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Beziers, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beziers

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Narbonne, Chateau Beauregard Mirouze, Plage Naturiste
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye de Fontfroide
Abbaye de Fontfroide
Chateau Beauregard Mirouze ©
Chateau Beauregard Mirouze
Chateau de Raissac ©
Chateau de Raissac

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