17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Amboise
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Biarritz
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris travel route planner.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Paris is 9 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Paris at 70°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): make a trip to Reporters Memorial, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then shop like a local with Normandie Savoir-Faire, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, then learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux online route maker.

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally learn about winemaking at Plou Et Fils. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amboise journey builder app.

Drive from Bayeux to Amboise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Plou Et Fils ©
Plou Et Fils

2
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): appreciate the history behind Le Badaud de Sarlat, don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, then stop by Cave Philippe Godard, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, and finally walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda online trip builder.

You can drive from Amboise to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Amboise in October, Sarlat-la-Caneda is little chillier at night with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau de Castelnaud, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat

3
nights
Biarritz

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
When in Biarritz, make a side trip to see Plage d'Hendaye in Hendaye, approximately Hendaye away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Milady, don't miss a visit to Port des Pecheurs, stroll through Plage du Miramar, and take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge.

Plan my day in Biarritz using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Biarritz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Biarritz, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Villa Arnaga, Plage d'Hendaye
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Aquarium de Biarritz ©
Aquarium de Biarritz
Plage de la Milady ©
Plage de la Milady
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge

3
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nice travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Biarritz to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Marineland
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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