17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
3
Amboise
— 2 nights
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
5
Biarritz
— 3 nights
6
Nice
— 3 nights

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris journey planner.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 29th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Reporters Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, thentake in the exciting artwork at Normandie Savoir-Faire, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, take an in-depth tour of Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, thenstroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 1st (Thu), sample the tasty concoctions at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, thentake an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally learn about winemaking at Plou Et Fils. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amboise online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Amboise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Amboise are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Tours Wineries
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Plou Et Fils ©
Plou Et Fils

2
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
On the 3rd (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Le Badaud de Sarlat, make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, thenlook for gifts at Cave Philippe Godard, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, and finally walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda travel route planner.

You can drive from Amboise to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sarlat-la-Caneda when traveling from Amboise in October, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau de Castelnaud, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat

3
nights
Biarritz

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Take a break from Biarritz with a short trip to Plage d'Hendaye in Hendaye, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Villa Arnaga, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz, don't miss a visit to Phare de Biarritz, and appreciate the history behind Rocher de la Vierge.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Biarritz road trip planning site.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Biarritz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Biarritz when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in October, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Villa Arnaga, Plage d'Hendaye, Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
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Aquarium de Biarritz ©
Aquarium de Biarritz
Villa Arnaga ©
Villa Arnaga
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste

3
nights
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Marineland, and browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris.

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Getting from Biarritz to Nice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Nice are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Marineland
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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