18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  17 h 30 min
1
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Hermival-les-Vaux
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Paris
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Lyon
— 2 nights
Tram + Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Bayeux

Bayeux
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the history at Omaha Beach, learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then find something for the whole family at Impact Game, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux tour itinerary builder website.

Los Angeles, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Bayeux due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 62°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach
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 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Impact Game ©
Impact Game

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 31st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel, then cool off at Alligator Bay, and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Plat Gousset, then kick back and relax at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, then meet the residents at Zoo de Champrepus, and finally make a trip to Pointe du Grouin du Sud.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Hermival-les-Vaux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Alligator Bay, Zoo de Champrepus, Pointe du Grouin du Sud, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Zoo de Champrepus ©
Zoo de Champrepus
Alligator Bay ©
Alligator Bay

1
night
Hermival-les-Vaux

Hermival-les-Vaux ©
On the 2nd (Tue), learn about winemaking at Le Lieu Cheri, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Animalier de La Dame Blanche, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cerza.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hermival-les-Vaux road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Hermival-les-Vaux takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Hermival-les-Vaux

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Le Lieu Cheri, Parc Animalier de La Dame Blanche
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Parc Animalier de La Dame Blanche ©
Parc Animalier de La Dame Blanche
Le Lieu Cheri ©
Le Lieu Cheri

5
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.
Family-friendly places like The Paris Catacombs and Musee des Arts et Metiers will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Hermival-les-Vaux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hermival-les-Vaux in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee des Arts et Metiers ©
Musee des Arts et Metiers
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

2
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, then don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and then test your problem-solving skills at DreamAway Lyon.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Lyon are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

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.
Kids will enjoy Marineland and Castel Plage. When in Nice, make a side trip to see Eglise de Biot in Biot, approximately Biot away. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nice travel route builder website.

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eglise de Biot, Marineland
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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