10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France Trip Planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

10 days in France Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Tram:  5 h
1
Lyon
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
2
Paris
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Bayeux
— 2 nights
+5
Train + Bus + Foot + Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  8 h
End: Manchester

1
night
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 20th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, don't miss a visit to Place des Terreaux, then make a trip to Le Mur Des Canuts, and finally stroll through Parc de la Tete d'Or. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, take a stroll through Vieux Lyon, and then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lyon travel guide.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Preston, UK to Lyon. Traveling from Preston to Lyon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Preston in May, expect nights in Lyon to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

3
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and stroll the grounds of The Catacombs.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris travel guide.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and then stroll through Parc de Cleres.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rouen travel guide.

Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Rouen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parc de Cleres
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Parc de Cleres ©
Parc de Cleres
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame 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 26th (Fri): witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach and then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at La Colline aux Oiseaux, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux travel guide.

Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, La Colline aux Oiseaux, Arromanches Militaria, Omaha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

Similar Plans

10 days in Northwest Italy & France BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Paris BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Paris & Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 41 days in France BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in France BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in France BY A USER FROM INDIA July, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Paris BY A USER FROM INDIA December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Paris & Madrid BY A USER FROM GABON November, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans