8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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8 days in France Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Fort La Latte, then enjoy the sea views from Cap Fréhel, and then kick back and relax at Plage du Sillon. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Malo trip itinerary site .

New York City, USA to Saint-Malo is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Saint-Malo is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Saint-Malo hover around 67°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Fort La Latte, Pointe du Grouin, Cap Fréhel
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Plage du Sillon ©
Plage du Sillon
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Pointe du Grouin ©
Pointe du Grouin

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 18th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, get engrossed in the history at Juno Beach Centre, and then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chambord.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Memorial de Caen, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, Juno Beach Centre
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Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

1
night
Chambord

Chambord ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beaugency, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Louis de Chambord, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Domaine national de Chambord.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chambord tour website .

Getting from Bayeux to Chambord by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Chambord can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Chateau de Beaugency
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Beaugency ©
Chateau de Beaugency
Saint-Louis de Chambord ©
Saint-Louis de Chambord

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.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris travel route planning site .

Drive from Chambord to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Paris sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

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