13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
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Chartres
— 1 night
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Amboise
— 3 nights
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Nantes
— 2 nights
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Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Honfleur
— 1 day
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Paris
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Paris

City of Light

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.
To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder app.

Jerusalem, Israel to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem to Paris, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in October, you will find days in Paris are colder (19°C), and nights are a bit cooler (10°C). You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Chartres.
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Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Fun & Games
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Chartres — 1 night

Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
You've now added Chartres Cathedral to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at La Maison Picassiette and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chartres Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chartres trip website.

Traveling by car from Paris to Chartres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Amboise.
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Historic Sites
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Amboise — 3 nights

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. You've added Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Loca Cycle, Chateau de Villandry, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Amboise with an excursion to Chateau de Chambord in Chambord--about 52 minutes away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amboise trip planner.

Getting from Chartres to Amboise by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In October in Amboise, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Nantes.
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Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
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Nantes — 2 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Puy du Fou, Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne and Les Machines de L'ile. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Puy du Fou.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nantes road trip planner.

You can drive from Amboise to Nantes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Nantes sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint-Malo.
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Saint-Malo — 2 nights

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cap Fréhel, Cote de Granit Rose and Centre Historique. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Centre Historique and then don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Cote de Granit Rose and then visit a coastal fixture at Cap Fréhel.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saint-Malo online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Nantes to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saint-Malo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mont Saint-Michel. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel day trip site.

Getting from Saint-Malo to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.
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Historic Sites
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Bayeux — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You've now added Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Bayeux sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 1 day

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Naturospace, Falaises d'Etretat, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, then make a trip to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, then identify plant and animal life at Naturospace, and finally get great views at Falaises d'Etretat.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Honfleur online vacation planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Honfleur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rouen.
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Rouen — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and then get to know the fascinating history of Rue du Gros-Horloge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rouen trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Honfleur to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Rouen, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Paris.
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Paris

City of Light

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Parks · Museums
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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