9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Etretat
— 1 night
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Rouen
— 2 nights

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Paris

Paris ©

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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris travel planner.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 60°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, then kick back and relax at Promenade Marcel Proust, and finally kick back and relax at Plages de Houlgate.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux online travel planner.

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 April, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval, get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, then kick back and relax at Plage Du Tilleul, and finally stroll through Plage-Baignade Yport.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Etretat trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Etretat in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In April in Etretat, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Plage-Baignade Yport
Plage-Baignade Yport
Porte d’Aval ©
Porte d’Aval

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Rouen

Rouen ©

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Caresse de Tigre. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle and then admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rouen online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Rouen sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

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