56 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

56 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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56 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Nice, France
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
5
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
6
Arles, France
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
7
Nimes, France
— 1 night
train:  3​h
8
Toulouse, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Perigueux, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Bourges, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
12
Orleans, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h
13
Blois, France
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
14
Tours, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
15
Angers, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
16
Rennes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
17
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
18
Rouen, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
19
Amiens, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
20
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
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Reims, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
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Metz, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
23
Nancy, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
24
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
Fly + tram:  3​h
25
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
tram + Fly:  3​h 30​min
26
Bonifacio, France
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Nice, France

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St Nicholas Cathedral, Musee Matisse and Musée Marc Chagall. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, then make a trip to Place Massena, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip tool .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Nice is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Nice. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in September, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, Place du Palais and Japanese Gardens. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor, then admire the landmark architecture of Prince's Palace, and finally try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo. On the next day, Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, examine the collection at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens, and finally admire the striking features of Place du Palais.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo trip site .

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. In September in Monte-Carlo, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

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nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee de la Castre as well as Lérins Islands. On the 6th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Castre and then wander the streets of La Croisette. On your second day here, head off the coast to Lérins Islands.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cannes road trip tool .

Drive from Monte-Carlo to Cannes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cannes when traveling from Monte-Carlo in September, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Musee de la Castre ©
Musee de la Castre

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nights
Marseille, France

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.
You've added Parc Borely, Abbaye Saint Victor, Cathédrale La Major, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a stroll through The Panier, don't miss a visit to Chateau d'If, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cannes to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Marseille are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If

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Avignon, France

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee du Petit Palais, Pont du Gard and Musee Calvet. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, then admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de l'Horloge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, then snap pictures at Pont du Gard, and then explore the world behind art at Musee du Petit Palais.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Avignon trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Marseille to Avignon in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Arles.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Pont du Gard
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Musee Calvet ©
Musee Calvet

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nights
Arles, France

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Les Alyscamps, Espace Van Gogh, Abbaye de Montmajour, and other attractions. On the 13th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), and finally explore the world behind art at Espace Van Gogh. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, contemplate the long history of Theatre Antique, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Montmajour, and finally stroll the grounds of Les Alyscamps.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Arles trip itinerary planner.

Arles is very close to Avignon. In September in Arles, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Nimes.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue ©
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique

1
night
Nimes, France

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain, Arenes de Nimes and Jardins de la Fontaine. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree, then admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine, then see where the action happens at Arenes de Nimes, and finally admire the masterpieces at Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nimes online travel route planner .

Nimes is just a short distance from Arles. In September, daytime highs in Nimes are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Toulouse.

Things to do in Nimes

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Beaux-Arts ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts
Arenes de Nimes ©
Arenes de Nimes
La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree

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nights
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
You've added Musee des Augustins, Cathedrale St-Etienne, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, then don't miss a visit to Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, then contemplate the long history of Church of Les Jacobins, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, make a trip to Place du Capitole, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Etienne, then explore the world behind art at Fondation Bemberg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Toulouse trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Nimes to Toulouse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Toulouse are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Carcassonne, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

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nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Église Notre-Dame, Eglise Sainte-Croix, Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Pey-Berland Tower, make a trip to Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces), make a trip to Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Croix, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), then make a trip to Pont de Pierre, then get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Aquitaine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Notre-Dame.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux visit planner .

You can take a train from Toulouse to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Perigueux.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)
Pey-Berland Tower ©
Pey-Berland Tower

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Perigueux, France

Perigueux ©
Périgueux is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.Périgueux is the prefecture of the départment. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grotte de Tourtoirac, Grotte de Rouffignac, Chateau de Bourdeilles, and other attractions you added. Change things up with these side-trips from Perigueux: Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier), Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac (in Audrix) and The Maison Forte de Reignac (in Tursac). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Front and make a trip to Vesunna.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Perigueux online itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Bordeaux to Perigueux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bordeaux in September, Perigueux is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Bourges.

Things to do in Perigueux

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Bourdeilles, The Maison Forte de Reignac, Chateau de Monbazillac, Grotte de Rouffignac, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac
Highlights from your plan
Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac ©
Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac
Cathedrale St-Front ©
Cathedrale St-Front
The Maison Forte de Reignac ©
The Maison Forte de Reignac

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Bourges, France

Bourges ©
For a peek into the architecture of a Roman city, with a monumental gate, aqueducts, thermae, amphitheater, and ruins of the Gallo-Roman walls, visit Bourges, the capital of the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chateau de Meillant as well as Chateau d'Ainay-le-Vieil. On the 23rd (Mon), admire the striking features of Palais Jacques-Coeur, explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Ainay-le-Vieil, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Etienne, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Meillant.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bourges online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Perigueux to Bourges takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Perigueux, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bourges, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Orleans.

Things to do in Bourges

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau d'Ainay-le-Vieil, Chateau de Meillant
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale St-Etienne ©
Cathedrale St-Etienne
Palais Jacques-Coeur ©
Palais Jacques-Coeur
Chateau d'Ainay-le-Vieil ©
Chateau d'Ainay-le-Vieil

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Orleans, France

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chateau of Chateaudun as well as Chartres Cathedral. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chartres Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Chateaudun.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Orleans trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Bourges to Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Orleans can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Blois.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau of Chateaudun, Chartres Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Chateau of Chateaudun ©
Chateau of Chateaudun

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Blois, France

Blois
Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chateau du Moulin Conservatoire de la Fraise as well as Chateau de Valencay. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal de Blois, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, and then explore the historical opulence of Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Valencay, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau du Moulin Conservatoire de la Fraise.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Blois road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Orleans to Blois in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tours.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau du Moulin Conservatoire de la Fraise, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, Chateau de Valencay, Chateau de Chambord
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny

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Tours, France

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, Basilique Saint Martin, and other attractions. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tours: Amboise (Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci & Chateau Royal d'Amboise) and Chateau de Chenonceau (in Chenonceaux). It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tours trip itinerary website .

Tours is just a stone's throw from Blois. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Angers.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Amboise, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Loches
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry

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Angers, France

Angers ©
Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cave Museum, Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier, Jardin des Plantes, Musee des Beaux-Arts, and other attractions you added. On the 30th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Maurice, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Museum, Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Angers vacation maker app .

Traveling by train from Tours to Angers takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Angers are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rennes.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier, Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Highlights from your plan
Chateau d'Angers ©
Chateau d'Angers
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

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Rennes, France

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Palais Saint-Georges, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Musee des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum), and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): walk around Parc du Thabor, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum), then get a sense of history and politics at Parlement de Bretagne, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, and finally admire the natural beauty at Palais Saint-Georges. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mont Saint-Michel.

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

Drive from Angers to Rennes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rennes are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rennes

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mont Saint-Michel
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Parc du Thabor ©
Parc du Thabor
Parlement de Bretagne ©
Parlement de Bretagne

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Omaha Beach has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Rennes to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pegasus Memorial, Omaha Beach, 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

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Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), St. Maclou's Church and Rue Eau de Robec. On the 6th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Rue Eau de Robec, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, then make a trip to Place du Vieux-Marche, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Falaises d'Etretat, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Maclou's Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite).

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rouen driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Rouen sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Amiens.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Falaises d'Etretat, Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite)
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

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Amiens, France

Amiens ©
Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Terres de Memoire Somme Battlefield Tours as well as Cap Blanc Nez. On the 8th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Cap Blanc Nez and then admire the natural beauty at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, then take a memorable tour with Terres de Memoire Somme Battlefield Tours, then get engrossed in the history at Maison de Jules Verne, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de Picardie.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amiens travel route planning tool .

You can take a train from Rouen to Amiens in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Amiens sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Amiens

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Cap Blanc-Nez
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Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens ©
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Maison de Jules Verne ©
Maison de Jules Verne

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Paris, France

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.
You've added Place de la Concorde, Jardin des Tuileries, Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris online travel route planner .

Drive from Amiens to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Reims.

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Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hotel Le Vergeur Museum as well as Palais du Tau. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the striking features of Basilique Saint-Remi, then admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Tau, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, and finally examine the collection at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Reims tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Reims takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Reims can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Metz.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum ©
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum

2
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Metz, France

Metz
Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Verdun Memorial, Saint Pierre aux Nonnains Basilica, Chateau Saint Sixte, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Chateau Saint Sixte, contemplate the long history of Porte Serpenoise, then contemplate the long history of Porte des Allemands, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Comedie. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Fort de Queuleu, admire the landmark architecture of Œuvre de la cathédrale, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Pierre aux Nonnains Basilica, then make a trip to Place Saint-Louis, and finally get engrossed in the history at Verdun Memorial.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Metz using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reims to Metz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Nancy.

Things to do in Metz

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau Saint Sixte, Verdun Memorial
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Œuvre de la cathédrale
Œuvre de la cathédrale
Verdun Memorial ©
Verdun Memorial
Place de la Comedie ©
Place de la Comedie

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Nancy, France

Nancy ©
Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, Eglise des Cordeliers and Place Stanislas. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, then explore the world behind art at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, and finally steep yourself in history at Eglise des Cordeliers.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nancy road trip planner.

Take a train from Metz to Nancy in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Nancy

Museums Historic Sites
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Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy ©
Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy

3
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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musée historique de la ville de Strasbourg, Place Kleber, European Parliament Strasbourg, and other attractions you added. Change things up with a short trip to Little Venice in Colmar (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, and stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Strasbourg trip planner.

Getting from Nancy to Strasbourg by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

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Little Venice
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Alsatian Museum ©
Alsatian Museum
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

3
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Lyon, France

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.
You've added Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif, Abbaye de Saint Martin d'Ainay, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de la Tete d'Or, get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon online tour itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Strasbourg to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Lyon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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

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Bonifacio, France

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
On the 25th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bonifacio trip planner .

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Bonifacio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. While traveling from Lyon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bonifacio, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio

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