9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Amboise
— 1 night
+3
Taxi + Fly + Shuttle + Train:  4 h 30 min
3
Avignon
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Sainte-Mere-Eglise
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Cape Town

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Albert Kahn Musee et Jardins and Village de Chessy. Visit Chateau de Malmaison and Musee et Domaine Nationaux de Compiegne for their historical value. Step out of Paris to go to Compiegne City and see Memorial de l'Armistice, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo, admire the masterpieces at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, explore the galleries of National Archives, and get engrossed in the history at Maison de Victor Hugo.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris attractions planning website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Paris is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Amboise.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Compiegne City, Chateau de Malmaison, Village de Chessy, Albert Kahn Musee et Jardins
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Chateau de Malmaison ©
Chateau de Malmaison
Musee Nissim de Camondo ©
Musee Nissim de Camondo
Albert Kahn Musee et Jardins ©
Albert Kahn Musee et Jardins

1
night
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 14th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Amboise visit planning website.

You can take a train from Paris to Amboise in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Amboise

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

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.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum, and finally snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Pont du Gard, contemplate the long history of Musee du Petit Palais, and then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

Discover how to plan a Avignon trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Amboise to Avignon by combination of taxi, 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pont du Gard, Chateau des Baux de Provence, Site Archeologique de Glanum, Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
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Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum
Musee du Petit Palais ©
Musee du Petit Palais
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Chateau du Bosc, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, then take in the exciting artwork at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, and finally explore the world behind art at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique).

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rouen online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Avignon to Rouen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Avignon in July, things will get slightly colder in Rouen: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau du Bosc, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours
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Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen ©
Chateau du Bosc ©
Chateau du Bosc
Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours

1
night
Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Sainte-Mere-Eglise ©
Sainte-Mère-Église is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France. On the 18th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum and then browse the exhibits of Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sainte-Mere-Eglise trip itinerary website.

Drive from Rouen to Sainte-Mere-Eglise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Rouen in July, expect nights in Sainte-Mere-Eglise to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
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Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum

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