13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 1 night
Fly
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Paris
— 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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, don't miss a visit to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker tool.

Seattle, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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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 15th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot.

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Getting from Paris to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Bayeux are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel vacation builder app.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Nice

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Croisette (in Cannes) and Antibes (Musee Picasso & Wine Shop Flacons Divins). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Nice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in October, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 70°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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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 21st (Wed): wander the streets of The Panier, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Marseille are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Paris

— 2 nights

City of Light

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris attractions planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in October, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 62°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.