17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Cannes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Le Lavandou
— 2 nights
+4
bus + Fly + bus + subway + train:  6​h 30​min
3
Amboise
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rouen
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Alexandria

2
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Popular historic sites such as La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Eze Sur Mer Strand and Castel Plage. Venture out of the city with trips to Vieille Ville (in Nice), VinAzur - Vins de provence (in St-Laurent du Var) and Ville medieval (in Vence). There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Èze.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cannes day trip planner .

Alexandria, Egypt to Cannes is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Alexandria in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Cannes. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Eze, Nice, VinAzur - Vins de provence, Saint-Paul de Vence, Ville medieval
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

2
nights
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Sylvabelle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Gigaro, and then kick back and relax at Plage de la Ponche. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, then kick back and relax at Grande Plage du Lavandou, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La plage.

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Le Lavandou online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Cannes to Le Lavandou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July in Le Lavandou, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Amboise.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, La Ponche Beach
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

2
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Chambord and Chateau de Chenonceau. Chateau de Villandry and Chateau d'Amboise will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amboise: Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau), Chateau de Langeais (in Langeais) and Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny).

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amboise road trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Le Lavandou to Amboise in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Le Lavandou in July, things will get slightly colder in Amboise: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau de Langeais
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry

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.
American Cemetery & Memorial and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Mont Saint-Michel and Omaha Beach are in your itinerary. Step out of Bayeux with an excursion to Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre in Mont-Saint-Michel--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sword Beach, and contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux day trip tool .

Drive from Amboise to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Bayeux sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Sword Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, Normandy American Cemetery
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, and finally make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip planning tool .

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Rouen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours ©

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee d'Orsay and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

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Traveling by bus from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rouen in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

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