11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France vacation planner

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Fly
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Nice
— 1 night
Fly to Nantes, Drive to Saint-Malo
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Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Nice

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and then examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then make a trip to Place Massena, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally stop by Vieille Ville.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice travel planner.

Wichita, USA to Nice is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Wichita to Nice. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wichita in June: highs in Nice hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Saint-Malo

— 2 nights
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Cap d'Erquy, then don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, and then don't miss a visit to La Grand' Porte.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Saint-Malo trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Saint-Malo by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nice in June: high temperatures in Saint-Malo hover around 67°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 2 nights
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 20th (Mon): witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Bayeux in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Paris

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (Le Jardin de Versailles, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.