9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Indre-et-Loire
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Indre-et-Loire
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint-Malo
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Fly
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Annecy
— 1 night
Drive
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Beaune
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reims
— 1 night
Fly

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Indre-et-Loire

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal d'Amboise.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Indre-et-Loire trip itinerary site.

New York City, USA to Indre-et-Loire is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Indre-et-Loire due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Indre-et-Loire are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Indre-et-Loire

Historic Sites · Museums

Saint-Malo

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Malo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Indre-et-Loire to Saint-Malo takes 4 hours. In March in Saint-Malo, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux

— 2 nights
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 27th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, then stop by Fantastic Attic, then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bayeux itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Annecy.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Annecy

— 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to La Vieille Ville and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Annecy trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Annecy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Annecy, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature · Parks

Beaune

— 2 nights

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
On the 30th (Fri), do a tasting at Domaine Dominique Lahaye, learn about winemaking at Domaine LEJEUNE - POMMARD, then learn about winemaking at JanotsBos, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Boyer Martenot, and finally examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Beaune trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Annecy to Beaune by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Beaune are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Reims

— 1 night

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then do a tasting at Champagne Thierry Rodez.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Reims online vacation planner.

You can drive from Beaune to Reims in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. March in Reims sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 33°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

France travel guide

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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.