12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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12 days in France Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Nice
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris travel planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In June, Paris is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Vieux, then don't miss a visit to Les Racines du Ciel, and finally don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen online travel planner .

Getting from Paris to Rouen by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Rouen hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Les Racines du Ciel ©
Les Racines du Ciel

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 16th (Sun), 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 explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux route planner.

Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

American Cemetery & Memorial, Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
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 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel online travel route planner .

Take a train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay

2
nights
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 parks, museums, historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Perpetuel-Secours.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June, with highs in Nice at 28°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Le Jardin exotique d'Eze
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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