16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + train:  15​h 45​min
1
Rouen
— 1 night
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Ouen's Abbey, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Du Taillis, then identify plant and animal life at Caresse de Tigre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Jumieges, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de la Corderie Vallois.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip itinerary builder website .

Los Angeles, USA to Rouen is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Rouen due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in Rouen reach 69°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Chateau Du Taillis, Musee de la Corderie Vallois, Caresse de Tigre, Abbaye de Jumieges
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges

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 6th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, and finally steep yourself in history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant, and finally take in the history at Omaha Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) ©

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.
You'll explore and learn at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Popular historic sites such as Lérins Islands and Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice are in your itinerary. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Mandelieu-la-Napoule--about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Bayeux to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 76°F and lows about 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lérins Islands, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Scuba & Snorkeling, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
nights
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Get in touch with nature at La plage and Plage de Gigaro. Visit Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage noire du Langoustier for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Le Lavandou: Plage La Capte (in Hyeres) and Confiserie Azureenne (in Collobrieres). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Le Lavandou day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Le Lavandou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Le Lavandou, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, La Croix-Valmer, Confiserie Azureenne, Scuba & Snorkeling
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La plage ©
La plage
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

1
night
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, then take an in-depth tour of Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe, and finally steep yourself in history at Cave Dwellings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle du Marais de Grolejac, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, and finally contemplate the long history of Le Chateau de Belves.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Le Lavandou to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Le Lavandou in June, plan for little chillier nights in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Belves, Grolejac, Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe, Chateau de Beynac
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

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.
Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum capture your imagination. Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Eiffel Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, steep yourself in history at The Catacombs of Paris, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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