19 days in France Itinerary

19 days in France Itinerary

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19 days in France Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Amboise
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  4​h 30​min
5
Avignon
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
6
Marseille
— 2 nights
Bus:  30​min
7
Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Chamonix
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and make a trip to Eiffel Tower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder tool.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New Delhi in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, and then admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rouen day trip planning website.

Take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Rouen reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fondation Claude Monet
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes

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 22nd (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Memorial de Caen, Pointe du Hoc, Musee du debarquement, Normandy American 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
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then steep yourself in history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Amboise vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Amboise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Amboise sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Cheverny
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange, make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Avignon trip planner.

Getting from Amboise to Avignon by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amboise in July: high temperatures in Avignon hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Roman Theatre of Orange
Highlights from your plan
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Musee Calvet ©
Musee Calvet

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get where you need to go with Tuk Tuk Marseille, then don't miss a visit to Calanque de Morgiou, and then step off the mainland to explore Ile des Embiez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne, then see some colorful creatures with Plongee Phoceenne, and then make a trip to La corniche.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip maker app.

Take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Marseille, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Ile des Embiez
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne ©
Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne
Calanque de Morgiou ©
Calanque de Morgiou
La corniche ©
La corniche

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
When in Aix-en-Provence, make a side trip to see Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, approximately Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne Sainte Victoire, and wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

Aix-en-Provence is just a short distance from Marseille. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Montagne Sainte Victoire, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Highlights from your plan
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Fondation Vasarely ©
Fondation Vasarely

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 1st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice, and finally make a trip to Le Nomade.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nice travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in July: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Chamonix.

Things to do in Nice

Museums

Side Trip

Le Nomade
Highlights from your plan
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Musee Matisse ©
Musee Matisse

2
nights
Chamonix

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi and then take in the awesome beauty at Vallee Blanche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Glacier des Bossons and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chamonix day trip planning tool.

Drive from Nice to Chamonix in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Nature Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Lac Blanc ©
Lac Blanc

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