16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Versailles
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Versailles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boulogne-Billancourt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Train
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Nantes
— 3 nights
Fly

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Versailles — 2 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Versailles holiday site.

Washington, USA to Versailles is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Versailles. Traveling from Washington in October, you will find days in Versailles are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Boulogne-Billancourt.
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Boulogne-Billancourt — 2 nights

Boulogne-Billancourt is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. On the 4th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Therese de l'Enfant Jesus. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame de la Perseverence, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Saint Martin.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Boulogne-Billancourt trip itinerary planner.

Boulogne-Billancourt is very close to Versailles. October in Boulogne-Billancourt sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paris.
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Paris — 6 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Saint Germain des Pres Quarter as well as Fondation Claude Monet. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris vacation planner.

Paris is just a short distance from Boulogne-Billancourt. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the history at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then awaken your taste buds at Cave Cidricole Lecornu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Bayeux are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel to Nantes.
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Nantes — 3 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Les Machines de L'ile and Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nantes: Chateau de Brissac (in Brissac-Quince) and Chateau d'Angers (in Angers). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Passage Pommeraye, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, and get engrossed in the history at Musee Jules Verne.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantes trip builder site.

You can drive from Bayeux to Nantes in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.
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