12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel route planner

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Paris
— 1 night
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 4 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Nice
— 5 nights
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Paris

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Chennai, India to Paris is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Chennai to Paris, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in August, expect nights in Paris to be much colder, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums
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Colleville-sur-Mer

— 4 nights
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Colleville-sur-Mer is known for historic sites and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Colleville-sur-Mer tour planner.

Getting from Paris to Colleville-sur-Mer by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in Colleville-sur-Mer to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary app.

Getting from Colleville-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. August in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Nice

— 5 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.
Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nice tour builder app.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In August, Nice is a bit warmer than Mont-Saint-Michel - with highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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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.