9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
Drive
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Avignon
— 1 night
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Nice
— 2 nights
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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning app.

Belgrade, Serbia to Paris is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. In June, Paris is slightly colder than Belgrade - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Bayeux

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 9th (Wed), admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux tour website.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Bayeux to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Carcassonne

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip planner.

You can fly from Bayeux to Carcassonne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bayeux in June, things will get a bit warmer in Carcassonne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): trek along Parcours de L'Art, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wine Safari, then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and finally take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Avignon, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Nice

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at Azur Wine Tours, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and then don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Nice travel route planner.

Getting from Avignon to Nice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in June, expect nights in Nice to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.