12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 1 night
2
Lyon
— 2 nights
3
Paris
— 2 nights
4
Tours
— 2 nights
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights

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Nice

Nice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and finally take a stroll through Vieille Ville. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, shop like a local with La Croisette, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Nice itinerary maker app.

Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Nice. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for slightly colder days in Nice, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint-Paul de Vence, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, La Croisette, Musee Picasso, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Place des Terreaux, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee des Confluences, then Head underground at Les Grottes de La Balme, then steep yourself in history at Cite medievale de Perouges, and finally make a trip to Le Mur Des Canuts.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Lyon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in October; daily highs in Lyon reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Les Grottes de La Balme, Cite medievale de Perouges
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Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

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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.
On the 30th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then wander the streets of Montmartre, and finally appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, take a stroll through Le Marais, then step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

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Take a train from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can take a train to Tours.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then browse the exhibits of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Loire River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): awaken your taste buds at Caves du Pere Auguste, then examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, then do a tasting at Marc Bredif Vouvray - Wine Cave, and finally do a tasting at Chateau Gaudrelle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tours online visit planner.

Take a train from Paris to Tours in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tours can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Amboise, Rochecorbon, Caves du Pere Auguste, Chateau de Villandry, Loire River
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

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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 3rd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Arpents du Soleil, then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, and finally look for gifts at Fantastic Attic.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux tour app.

Getting from Tours to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Arpents du Soleil, Memorial de Caen, Omaha Beach, Normandy American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

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