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
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Avignon
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Saint-Cyprien
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Vannes
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h
5
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Bus:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
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 the city and head to Île de la Cité and Un Bateau a Paris. Appreciate the collections at Musee Jacquemart-Andre and Maison de Victor Hugo. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Seine River, view the masterpieces at Dali Paris, wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis, and walk around L'île aux Cygnes.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris road trip tool .

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. Traveling from New York City to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seine River ©
Seine River
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Musee Jacquemart-Andre ©
Musee Jacquemart-Andre

4
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
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.
Palais des Papes and Musee du Peintre Michel Jouenne are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Le Sentier des Ocres and Parcours de L'Art will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Veloroute du Calavon (in Apt) and Colline Saint-Eutrope (in Orange). It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Ile de la Barthelasse and explore the world behind art at Musee du Petit Palais.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Avignon travel site .

Take a train from Paris to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect nights in Avignon to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Cyprien.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Gordes, Musee du Peintre Michel Jouenne, Veloroute du Calavon, Colline Saint-Eutrope
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Ile de la Barthelasse ©
Ile de la Barthelasse

4
nights
Saint-Cyprien

Saint-Cyprien ©
Escape the urban bustle at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac and Grotte du Grand Roc. Visit Chateau de Castelnaud and Abri de Cap Blanc for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to La Grange aux Oies (in Collonges-la-Rouge) and Lascaux II (in Montignac).

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Cyprien trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Avignon to Saint-Cyprien in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Avignon in June, with highs in Saint-Cyprien at 78°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vannes.

Things to do in Saint-Cyprien

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, La Grange aux Oies, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Abri de Cap Blanc
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Lascaux II ©
Lascaux II
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

3
nights
Vannes

Vannes ©
Founded over 2,000 years ago, Vannes is a vacation harbor town with beaches, shopping, museums, and gardens, as well as interesting medieval city gates and timber-framed houses scattered throughout its Old Town.
Visiting Club Nautique de Damgan and Conleau Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee de Prehistoire (in Carnac), Plage de Kerouriec (in Erdeven) and Plage de Port-Kennet (in Piriac-sur-Mer). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Gavrinis Island.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vannes trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Cyprien to Vannes in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Saint-Cyprien, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vannes, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Vannes

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Musee de Prehistoire, Club Nautique de Damgan, Gavrinis Island, Plage de Kerouriec, Plage de Port-Kennet
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Plage de Port-Kennet ©
Plage de Port-Kennet
Plage de Kerouriec ©
Plage de Kerouriec
Club Nautique de Damgan ©
Club Nautique de Damgan

3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Museum-lovers will appreciate Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches and Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon. Get a sense of the local culture at Mont Saint-Michel and Musee de la Mer et de l'Ecologie. Explore Mont-Saint-Michel's surroundings by going to Plage de l'Ecluse (in Dinard), Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal (in Brehal) and Domaine de la Bourbansais (in Pleugueneuc).

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel planner.

Traveling by train from Vannes to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon, Plage de l'Ecluse, Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, Domaine de la Bourbansais
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon ©

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