13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
3
Bayeux
— 4 nights
4
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
5
Carcassonne
— 2 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Sainte-Chapelle. Get a sense of the local culture at Montmartre and Ile Saint-Louis. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Atelier des Lumieres, kick back and relax at Paris Plage, make a trip to Pont-Neuf, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker site.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Musee Nissim de Camondo ©
Musee Nissim de Camondo
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the striking features of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, contemplate the long history of Gros-Horloge, admire the striking features of Palais de Justice, thendon't miss a visit to Parlement de Normandie, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Secq des Tournelles. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, examine the collection at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Patrice.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rouen attractions planner.

You can drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Rouen to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Historial Jeanne d’Arc ©
Historial Jeanne d’Arc
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Airborne Museum and Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Cimetières Militaires. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to German War Cemetery (in Orglandes), Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and Eglise Saint-Pierre (in Caen). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, see the interesting displays at Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux), explore the world behind art at Musee Baron Gerard, and get engrossed in the history at Musée de Normandie.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Ranville, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Caen, German War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema ©
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum
Pegasus Memorial ©
Pegasus Memorial

2
nights
Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
On the 27th (Tue), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and then trek along Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Plage du Grand Sperone, thenhead outdoors with Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio, and then kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio travel site.

You can fly from Bayeux to Bonifacio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in July; daily highs in Bonifacio reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi
Highlights from your plan
Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps) ©
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi ©
Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi

2
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude, take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, thenlearn about all things military at Centre Culturel De La Memoire Combattante, and finally snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bonifacio to Carcassonne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

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