16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  19​h
1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
3
Carcassonne Center
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Karachi

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.
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary site .

Karachi, Pakistan to Paris is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Paris is minus 4 hours. In October, Paris is much colder than Karachi - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

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

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 15th (Tue), take in the history at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Juno Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ouistreham Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus).

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bayeux trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Bayeux sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Bayeux

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), American Cemetery & Memorial, Ouistreham Beach, Omaha Beach, Juno Beach
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

1
day
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, don't miss a visit to Cité de Carcassonne, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally wander the streets of Carcassonne Medieval City.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne Center trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Bayeux to Carcassonne Center in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bayeux in October, with highs in Carcassonne Center at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trip

O'Vineyards
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 18th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Grande Mer, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere de la Treille, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then hike along Sentier Pedestre de l’Huveaune, then head outdoors with Calanque d'En-Vau, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence trip website .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Aix-en-Provence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cassis, Marseille
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Plage de la Grande Mer ©
Plage de la Grande Mer

3
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage d'Heraclee. Visiting Plage de Vergeron and Plage de Pampelonne will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Tropez: Le Lavandou (Plage de Cavaliere & Grande Plage du Lavandou) and Plage du Debarquement (in La Croix-Valmer). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Port Grimaud Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Canebiers.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip planner .

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Saint-Tropez takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Port Grimaud Beach
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere

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.
Get outdoors at Lérins Islands and Palmes Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Chapelle des Penitents Blancs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, stroll through Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Passable.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nice tour planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, Lérins Islands, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, Palmes Beach
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

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