10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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10 days in France Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h 15​min
1
Arles
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Amboise
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
4
Bayeux
— 2 nights
5
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Place de la Republique, explore the world behind art at Musee Reattu, take in the exciting artwork at Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tarascon, then steep yourself in history at Moulin de Daudet, and finally explore the ancient world of Les Alyscamps. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Aqueduc Romain de Barbegal, don't miss a visit to Le Sentier des Moulins d'Alphonse Daudet, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St-Vincent, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tour Carbonniere.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Arles tour planning app .

New York City, USA to Arles is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Arles due to the time zone difference. In June in Arles, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Amboise.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Aigues-Mortes, Eglise St-Vincent, Chateau de Tarascon
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Chateau de Tarascon ©
Chateau de Tarascon
Les Alyscamps ©
Les Alyscamps
Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons ©
Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons

1
night
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Oppidium des Chateliers, do a tasting at Closerie de Chanteloup, then stroll around Parc De La pagode De Chanteloup, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Denis, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Florentin.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Amboise visit planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Arles to Amboise takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Arles in June; daily highs in Amboise reach 73°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Parc De La pagode De Chanteloup ©
Parc De La pagode De Chanteloup
Eglise Saint-Florentin ©
Eglise Saint-Florentin
Eglise Saint-Denis ©
Eglise Saint-Denis

2
nights
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Bon-Secours, then see the interesting displays at Le monde du coquillage, then head off the coast to Le Grand Be, and finally trek along GR 34. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parc de la Briantais, view the masterpieces at Galerie Les Artistes Et la Mer, then don't miss a visit to Petit Bé, and finally steep yourself in history at Long cours et Cap Horniers (tour Solidor).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Saint-Malo trip planner.

Getting from Amboise to Saint-Malo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Amboise in June, expect nights in Saint-Malo to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Parc de la Briantais ©
Parc de la Briantais
Le monde du coquillage ©
Le monde du coquillage

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Reporters Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Musee D-Day Omaha, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Hommes, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musée de Normandie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, admire the masterpieces at Musee Baron Gerard, view the masterpieces at Normandie Savoir-Faire, see the interesting displays at Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux), then brush up on your military savvy at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Omaha Beach Memorial Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip site .

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Bayeux sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caen, Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, Musee D-Day Omaha, Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
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Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach ©
Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach Memorial Museum ©
Omaha Beach Memorial Museum
Abbaye aux Hommes
Abbaye aux Hommes

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, then snap pictures at Pont-Neuf, and finally admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and then wander the streets of Latin Quarter.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris journey maker tool .

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum
Latin Quarter ©
Latin Quarter

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