13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
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Arras
— 2 nights
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Amiens
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Offranville
— 1 night
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Caen
— 2 nights
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Beauvoir
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Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
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La Rochelle
— 2 nights
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Rochefort
— 1 night
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Orleans
— 1 night
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Paris
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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.
To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip site.

Edmonton, Canada to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Paris is 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Edmonton in September; daily highs in Paris reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Arras.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

Arras

— 2 nights
Arras is just small enough for you to enjoy over a leisurely walk along the two great squares providing a splendid collection of 155 unique façades of Flemish baroque architecture, with stop at the many bars and cafés along the way for refreshments.
Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Heroes Square and then take in the history at Lens' 14-18 - Centre International d'Histoire de la Première Guerre Mondiale.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Arras road trip website.

You can drive from Paris to Arras in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Amiens.

Things to do in Arras

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amiens

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amiens online travel route planner.

Getting from Arras to Amiens by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Offranville.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Offranville

— 1 night
Offranville is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in north-western France.GeographyA small town of farming and light industry situated in the Pays de Caux at the junction of the D55, the D54 and the D237 roads, some 5mi south-west of Dieppe. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee de Dieppe.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Offranville trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Amiens to Offranville takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Caen.

Things to do in Offranville

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Caen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
On the 5th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen and then stroll the grounds of Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Caen trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Offranville to Caen takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Beauvoir.

Things to do in Caen

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beauvoir

You've now added Mont Saint-Michel to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Beauvoir trip planner.

Traveling by car from Caen to Beauvoir takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Beauvoir

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Plage de Bon-Secours as well as Les Remparts de Saint-Malo.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saint-Malo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beauvoir to Saint-Malo takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

La Rochelle

— 2 nights

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vieux Port. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle online tour planner.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in La Rochelle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rochefort.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Rochefort

— 1 night
Rochefort is a commune in southwestern France, a port on the Charente estuary. For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rochefort trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Rochefort takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Orleans.

Things to do in Rochefort

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Orleans

— 1 night
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Orléans Cathedral has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Orleans trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Rochefort to Orleans in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rochefort in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Orleans, with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Paris

City of Light

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip site.

Drive from Orleans to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.

Dieppe travel guide

3.5
Art Museums · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
Dieppe, famous for its scallops, is a seaside resort lively all year round. It is well-known for a failed landing operation by predominantly Canadian Allied forces during WW2, on the 19th of August 1942. You won't find a French flag flying in Dieppe without a Canadian flag alongside it.