14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Bus + Fly:  8 h
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Amboise
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Honfleur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2 h
4
Nice
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
5
Vallauris
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Annecy
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
7
Paris
— Few hours
Fly + Bus:  9 h
End: Washington DC

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip website.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Paris reach 64°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Amboise.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
nights
Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Riverloire - Loire Valley Day Tours. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, don't miss a visit to Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, then learn about winemaking at Plou Et Fils, and finally indulge your senses at Riverloire - Loire Valley Day Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Amboise trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amboise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Amboise sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Honfleur.

Things to do in Amboise

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

1
night
Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
On the 22nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Carrousel a Honfleur, make a trip to Memorial Samuel de Champlain, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Naturospace.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Honfleur road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Amboise to Honfleur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Honfleur, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Honfleur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Saint Catherine's Catholic Church ©
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church
Carrousel a Honfleur ©
Carrousel a Honfleur
Greniers a sel de Honfleur ©
Greniers a sel de Honfleur

few
hours
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.
To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Honfleur to Nice by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Honfleur in May: high temperatures in Nice hover around 69°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Vallauris.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Tours Parks
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3
nights
Vallauris

Vallauris ©
Vallauris is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Madoura, kick back and relax at Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, browse the fresh offerings at marche fermier chez BRES, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Magnelli, Musee de la Ceramique, and finally take in the exciting artwork at A.I.R. Vallauris.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vallauris itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Vallauris takes an hour. In May in Vallauris, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Annecy.

Things to do in Vallauris

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Grasse, Colgan's Brewery, Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
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Musee Fragonard ©
Musee Fragonard
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins ©
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
Port Camille Rayon ©
Port Camille Rayon

3
nights
Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): put a fun spin on your tour with Mysteres du Lac, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, and finally don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame de Liesse. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to La Vieille Ville, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Fier, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Semnoz, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de l'Europe.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Annecy trip planner.

You can drive from Vallauris to Annecy in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Vallauris in May, things will get a bit cooler in Annecy: highs are around 65°F and lows about 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Les Gorges du Fier, Visite d'Yvoire
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Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
Parasailing & Paragliding
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville

few
hours
Paris

Paris
To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris tour site.

You can take a train from Annecy to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. You will leave for home on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Shopping
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