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
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Amboise
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  4​h 30​min
3
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Saint-Cyprien
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
End: New York City

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 some historical perspective at Île de la Cité and Chateau de Chantilly. Visiting Seine River and Paris Plage will get you outdoors. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Les Etangs de Commelles in Coye-la-Foret, approximately Coye-la-Foret away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac des Minimes, stop by Ile Saint-Louis, and stop by Shakespeare and Company Bookstore.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris holiday builder app .

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 moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Paris reach 64°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Amboise.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Etangs de Commelles, Chateau de Chantilly
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Musee Jacquemart-Andre ©
Musee Jacquemart-Andre
Seine River ©
Seine River

3
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 31st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Eglise Saint-Florentin, then get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Les Grottes Petrifiantes and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Villandry.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amboise tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amboise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Loire River, Chateau de Villandry, Les Grottes Petrifiantes
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Ile de la Barthelasse and Parcours de L'Art. Step out of Avignon to go to Orange and see Colline Saint-Eutrope, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's more to do: pedal to the sights with Natu'Rando.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Avignon day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Amboise to Avignon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amboise in June, with highs in Avignon at 83°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Natu'Rando, Parcours de L'Art, Colline Saint-Eutrope
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Colline Saint-Eutrope ©
Colline Saint-Eutrope
Ile de la Barthelasse ©
Ile de la Barthelasse

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.
Do your shopping at Marche a la Brocante and Chocolatier Lacroix. Get in touch with nature at Castel Plage and Plage Publique de l' Opera. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Beach, see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Passable.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nice online journey planner .

Getting from Avignon to Nice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Avignon in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 76°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Cyprien.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Old Harbor (La Darse)
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Blue Beach ©
Blue Beach
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

4
nights
Saint-Cyprien

Saint-Cyprien ©
Lascaux II and Grotte du Pech-Merle will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Castelnaud and Abri de Cap Blanc. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Cyprien side-trips: La Grange aux Oies (in Collonges-la-Rouge) and Gouffre de la Fage (in Noailles).

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Cyprien online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nice to Saint-Cyprien. Traveling from Nice in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Saint-Cyprien, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Cyprien

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Grotte du Pech-Merle, Lascaux II
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Lascaux II ©
Lascaux II
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

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