18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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18 days in France Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Marseille
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Singapore in June, plan for little chillier days in Paris, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 9th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Atelier galerie du bord de Seine, then stroll around Parc de Cleres, and then make a trip to Vieux.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen holiday builder app .

Traveling by bus from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Rouen are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Parc de Cleres, Atelier galerie du bord de Seine, Fondation Claude Monet
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), then steep yourself in history at Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant, then stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Normandy American Cemetery, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Pegasus Memorial
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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

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, make a trip to Tour du Nord, then don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

1
night
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 14th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Exotique, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, then browse the exhibits of Chateau des Milandes, and finally admire all the interesting features of Les Noyeraies du Landers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, then take in nature's colorful creations at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner .

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Sarlat-la-Caneda by combination of train and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, Jardin Exotique
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Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

1
night
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 16th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel Church, and then take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marseille online road trip planner .

Fly from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Marseille in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in June, Marseille is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Route des Cretes
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nice online journey planner .

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Marseille, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Marineland, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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