16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
3
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Step out of Paris to go to Fontainebleau and see Chateau de Fontainebleau, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Montmartre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in May, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Trianons & The Hamlet, Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Normandy American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc. You'll explore and learn at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville), Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, take in the history at Omaha Beach, and contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux route planning website .

You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Pointe du Hoc, Memorial de Caen, Normandy American Cemetery, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), stroll through Le Sentier des Ocres, and then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Tapiezo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, then steep yourself in history at Roman Theatre of Orange, and finally contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip planner .

Getting from Bayeux to Avignon by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in May; daily highs in Avignon reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Gordes, Roman Theatre of Orange, Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
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Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres

4
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.
Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Plage de Sylvabelle and La Ponche Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence), La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach & Plage de Vergeron) and Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez (in Saint-Tropez). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Nice road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Avignon to Nice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Avignon in May: highs in Nice hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Saint-Tropez, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Paul de Vence, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel, then identify plant and animal life at Iles Lavezzi, and then kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone. On the next day, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage De Roccapina.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bonifacio online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Bonifacio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bonifacio when traveling from Nice in May, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Plage De Roccapina
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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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