11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Hyeres
— 1 night
Drive
2
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Paris
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive to Nantes, Fly to Minneapolis

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Hyeres

— 1 night
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): kick back and relax at Plage de l'Almanarre, then get a new perspective on things with Dune La Londe, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Louis.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hyeres trip maker website.

Minneapolis, USA to Hyeres is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in October, things will get a bit warmer in Hyeres: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Nice

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vieille Ville and Rue d'Antibes. Museum-lovers will get to explore Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Step out of Nice to go to Cannes and see La Croisette, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and make a trip to Eglise.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Nice sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee de l'Orangerie capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, wander the streets of Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nice in October, with highs in Paris at 62°F and lows at 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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 22nd (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
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.