13 days in France & Ireland Itinerary

13 days in France & Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in France & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  12​h
1
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Albi, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Rouen, France
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Newark, United States


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2
nights
Nice, France

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Madone d'Utelle and Les Musees de La Citadelle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eglise de l'Annonciation dite de Sainte-Rita and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Les Jardins du MIP in Mouans-Sartoux--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee Franciscain, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, make a trip to Quai des Etats Unis, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip builder .

Newark, USA to Nice is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Nice due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in January; daily highs in Nice reach 56°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Albi.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

La Madone d'Utelle, Les Musees de La Citadelle, Les Jardins du MIP
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La Madone d'Utelle ©
La Madone d'Utelle
Les Musees de La Citadelle ©
Les Musees de La Citadelle
Fontaine du Soleil ©
Fontaine du Soleil

1
night
Albi, France

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. On the 15th (Wed), stop by Les Poteries d'Albi, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Dreche, stroll around Park Rochegude, then explore the world behind art at Centre d'art Le LAIT, then go for a walk through Le Quartier Du Castelviel, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Nadine Granier.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Albi trip app .

Fly from Nice to Albi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nice in January; daily highs in Albi reach 49°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Albi

Museums Parks Shopping
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Centre d'art Le LAIT ©
Centre d'art Le LAIT
Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Dreche ©
Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Dreche
Park Rochegude ©
Park Rochegude

2
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 16th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Vieux Saint Sauveur, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean, then see the interesting displays at Ferme-Musee du Cotentin, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Angoville-Au-Plain. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Cave a Vin - Le Volet qui penche, make a trip to Monument des Deportes, then see the interesting displays at Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux), then enjoy some friendly competition at Bowling 868 Bayeux, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Albi to Bayeux takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. January in Bayeux sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Caen, Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, Ferme-Musee du Cotentin, Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye
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Ferme-Musee du Cotentin ©
Ferme-Musee du Cotentin
Church of Angoville-Au-Plain ©
Church of Angoville-Au-Plain
Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye ©
Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye

1
night
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Le Bucher de Jeanne d'Arc, get engrossed in the history at Musee Maison Pierre Corneille, admire the landmark architecture of Bureau des Finances, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Godard, then examine the collection at Musee des Antiquites, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Rouen.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen trip planner .

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites
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Musee Maison Pierre Corneille ©
Musee Maison Pierre Corneille
Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Rouen ©
Musee des Antiquites ©
Musee des Antiquites

3
nights
Paris, France

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau of Vincennes and Hotel de Ville. You'll explore and learn at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet and Musee des Arts et Metiers. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah, examine the collection at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement, and contemplate the long history of Philippe-Chatrier Court.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary app .

You can take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau of Vincennes
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National Museum of Natural History ©
National Museum of Natural History
Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes
Memorial De La Shoah ©
Memorial De La Shoah

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, get engrossed in the history at Irish Family History Centre, then browse the collection at Marsh's Library, and finally admire the striking features of Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Library of Ireland, enjoy the sand and surf at Portmarnock Beach, and then learn about all things military at Irish Military War Museum & Family Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dublin driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Portmarnock Beach, Irish Military War Museum & Family Park
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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane ©
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Irish Family History Centre ©
Irish Family History Centre

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