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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Nice
— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Île de la Cité. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online vacation 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 when traveling from New Delhi to Paris is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in May, expect Paris to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Airborne Museum. Popular historic sites such as Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont), Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and German War Cemetery (in Orglandes). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, and examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema.

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You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Pointe du Hoc, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, Memorial de Caen, German War Cemetery
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palais des Papes and Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Explore hidden gems such as Le Sentier des Ocres and Gorges de l'Ardeche. Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange), Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac (in Orgnac-l'Aven) and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, admire the landmark architecture of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, admire the masterpieces at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, and steep yourself in history at Chateau des Baux de Provence.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Avignon online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Bayeux to Avignon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in May, expect Avignon to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gordes, Arles, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Roman Theatre of Orange, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
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Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

3
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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.
Visit Vieille Ville and Le Suquet for their historical value. Head to La Croisette and Rue d'Antibesfor plenty of shopping. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Pierini Verre contemporain (in Biot) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and look for gifts at VinAzur - Vins de provence.

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Traveling by car from Avignon to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Avignon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Cannes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Paul de Vence, VinAzur - Vins de provence, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), don't miss a visit to Bonifacio Citadel, then kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Iles Lavezzi. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, see Off-Road Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de San Giovanni, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage De Roccapina.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bonifacio route builder site .

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. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in May since evenings lows in Bonifacio dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plage De Roccapina, Plage de San Giovanni
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Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone

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