12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 2 nights
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Rouen
— 1 night
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Caen
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Albi
— 1 night
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 1 night
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Nice
— 2 nights

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Paris

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris planning tool.

Shimla, India to Paris is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Shimla to Paris is minus 4.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Paris are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Rouen

Rouen ©

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, explore the galleries of Chateau de Martainville, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then steep yourself in history at Gros-Horloge, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rouen trip site.

You can drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Rouen are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Gros-Horloge ©
Gros-Horloge
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge

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Caen

Caen ©

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then contemplate the long history of Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain, and finally see the interesting displays at Airborne Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Caen route maker site.

Getting from Rouen to Caen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Chateau St Jacques d’Albas, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Caen to Carcassonne in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

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Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, get engrossed in the history at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Albi trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Albi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Albi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums
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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy

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Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, and finally contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bonifacio attractions website.

Getting from Albi to Bonifacio by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Albi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bonifacio, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio

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Nice

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and finally see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice day trip planning website.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Nice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November in Nice, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

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