18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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18 days in France Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  16​h
1
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 3rd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): hike along Chemin des Sources Bleues, then look for all kinds of wild species at Caresse de Tigre, and then stroll through Parc de Cleres.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rouen trip itinerary builder .

Bengaluru, India to Rouen is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Rouen is minus 4 hours. In April, Rouen is much colder than Bengaluru - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Parc de Cleres, Chemin des Sources Bleues, Caresse de Tigre
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Parc de Cleres ©
Parc de Cleres
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo de Jurques, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant, and then admire all the interesting features of Ferme de Canon. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Bayeux sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Ferme pedagogique de Canon, Zoo de Jurques
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Ferme pedagogique de Canon ©
Ferme pedagogique de Canon

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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Paris and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

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You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Paris, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

2
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): head outdoors with Airparc Perigord, contemplate the long history of Chateau des Milandes, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): get outside with etang de Tamnies, contemplate the long history of Le Regourdou, and then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda day trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, etang de Tamnies, Airparc Perigord, Le Regourdou, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
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Airparc Perigord ©
Airparc Perigord
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

1
night
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Montopoto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then have fun at Le Bois des Lutins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, find something for the whole family at Corbi Parc, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Lourmarin.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence visit planner .

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Aix-en-Provence in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in April since evenings lows in Aix-en-Provence dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Corbi Parc, Le Bois des Lutins, Montopoto, Chateau de Lourmarin, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Highlights from your plan
Montopoto ©
Montopoto
Le Bois des Lutins ©
Le Bois des Lutins
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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.
Attractions like Marineland and Cote d'Azur Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and stroll through Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip planning site .

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur ©
Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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