9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 1 night
2
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 1 night
3
La Croix-Valmer
— 1 night
4
Cassis
— 1 night
5
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 1 night
6
Bayeux
— 2 nights

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Le Marais, take a stroll through Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

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

Minneapolis, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc ©
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): Head underground at Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, make a trip to Gorges de l'Ardeche, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Paris to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in June, with highs in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc at 83°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
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Caverne du Pont-d'Arc ©
Caverne du Pont-d'Arc
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac

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night
La Croix-Valmer

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stroll through Plage de Sylvabelle, kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach, then explore the gorgeous colors at Le Cap Lardier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Vergeron, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Port Grimaud 1 Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read La Croix-Valmer road trip planning website.

You can drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to La Croix-Valmer in 3.5 hours. In June in La Croix-Valmer, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cassis.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Port Grimaud 1 Beach
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Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Port Grimaud 1 Beach ©
Port Grimaud 1 Beach

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night
Cassis

Cassis ©
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Bestouan Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cassis trip maker app.

Traveling by car from La Croix-Valmer to Cassis takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Cassis are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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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.
On the 5th (Fri), kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi, then steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel, then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bonifacio trip tool.

Fly from Cassis to Bonifacio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Cassis in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bonifacio, with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Bonifacio

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

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nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Bayeux in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bonifacio in June, expect Bayeux to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Memorial de Caen, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery
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Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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