21 days in France Itinerary

21 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 3 nights
Fly
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Paris
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder.

Hyderabad, India to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. While traveling from Hyderabad, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 3 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Honfleur (Pont de Normandie, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, &more). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, appreciate the history behind Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 2 nights

On the 4th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud. On the next day, let the kids burn off some steam at Labyrinthe de Mais des Chateaux, then walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Exotique.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Bayeux to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Bayeux in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 3 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Venture out of the city with trips to Perpignan (Musee d'art Hyacinthe Rigaud, Room Escape Games, &more). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip planner.

Getting from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Avignon.
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Avignon — 2 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to Place de l'Horloge, take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee du Petit Palais, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo, then trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Avignon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Avignon sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.
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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.
Step out of Nice with an excursion to Musee Picasso in Antibes--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the galleries of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

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Traveling by car from Avignon to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris

City of Light

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nice in October, with highs in Paris at 19°C and lows at 10°C. On the 14th (Fri), you're off to home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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