14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Dallas
+2
Tram + Foot + Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Avignon
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly + Train:  6 h 45 min
5
Rouen
— 1 night
+2
Train + Subway + Train:  5 h 45 min
6
Annecy
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Fly + Foot + Tram:  23 h 15 min
End: Dallas

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chateau de Maintenon and Île de la Cité. Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris day trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Paris is an approximately 15- hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in June, you will find days in Paris are a bit cooler (74°F), and nights are colder (55°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Maintenon
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

2
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.
On the 29th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, take a stroll through Place Rossetti, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and finally head outdoors with Promenade du Paillon. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Ville medieval, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, then steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Old Harbor (La Darse).

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip site.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Ville medieval, Villa Kerylos, Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, Old Harbor (La Darse)
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Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice
Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos
Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs ©
Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs

1
night
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, then contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee du Petit Palais.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Avignon online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Nice to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Nice, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Avignon, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Musee du Petit Palais ©
Musee du Petit Palais

2
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the galleries of Musee Berenger Sauniere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, contemplate the long history of Tour Magdala, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally stop by Cité de Carcassonne.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne vacation builder website.

Getting from Avignon to Carcassonne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trips

Rennes-le-Chateau, Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 4th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, then get a taste of the local shopping with Rue du Gros-Horloge, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Carcassonne to Rouen takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Carcassonne in July: high temperatures in Rouen hover around 73°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Annecy.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge
Gros-Horloge ©
Gros-Horloge

3
nights
Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Basilique de la Visitation, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stroll around Parc Charles Bosson, then step off the mainland to explore Ile des Cygnes, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de l'Europe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Cascade d'Angon, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at La Tournette, then identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle du Bout du Lac, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Doussard.

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

You can take a train from Rouen to Annecy in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from Rouen in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Annecy, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Doussard, Cascade d'Angon
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Parc Charles Bosson ©
Parc Charles Bosson
Parasailing & Paragliding
La Tournette ©
La Tournette

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