11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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11 days in France Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Paris
— 1 night
2
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris holiday app .

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Paris, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Maclou's Church, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then admire the striking features of Palais de Justice, then take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally steep yourself in history at Gros-Horloge.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rouen trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by bus from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Rouen sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge

1
night
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 28th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

American Cemetery & Memorial, Remains Mulberry Harbour
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally examine the collection at Musee Granet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Baux de Provence.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence holiday planning app .

You can fly from Bayeux to Aix-en-Provence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Aix-en-Provence: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
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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.
Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Palais Lascaris. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage). There's more to do: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall and explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nice trip builder website .

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Nice, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Haut de Cagnes, Saint-Paul de Vence, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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