9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Bordeaux
Fly
2
Marseille
— 1 night
Drive
3
Avignon
— 1 night
Fly
4
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

Bordeaux

The Port of the Moon

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 Escape Hunt. On the 19th (Tue), test your team's savvy at Escape Hunt and then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip planning tool.

Knoxville, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Knoxville to Bordeaux due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Knoxville in June, things will get slightly colder in Bordeaux: highs are around 77°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Marseille

— 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Chapelle des Penitents Bleus, then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marseille sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bordeaux in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avignon

— 1 night

City of Popes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Avignon road trip app.

Drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Avignon sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bayeux.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites

Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Avignon to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Avignon in June, with highs in Bayeux at 69°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Paris

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris trip maker website.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.