6 days in France Itinerary

6 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France tour itinerary planner

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Dunkirk
— 1 night
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Etretat
— 1 night
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Ouistreham
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Bayeux
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Saint-Malo
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Amiens
— 1 night
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Dunkirk

— 1 night
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dunkirk online road trip planner.

The Hague, The Netherlands to Dunkirk is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. October in Dunkirk sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
You've now added Falaises d'Etretat to your itinerary.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Etretat trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Dunkirk to Etretat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Etretat can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ouistreham.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature
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Ouistreham

With fine, sandy beaches on the English Channel, Ouistreham is a small port town with fishing boats, leisure crafts, and a ferry harbor.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ouistreham tour planner.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Ouistreham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ouistreham are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Ouistreham

Museums

Side Trip

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Bayeux

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux road trip tool.

Drive from Ouistreham to Bayeux in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
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 25th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip maker.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Saint-Malo

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
You've now added GR 34 to your itinerary. On the 26th (Tue), trek along GR 34 and then kick back and relax at Plage du Sillon.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Malo online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Malo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Saint-Malo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
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Amiens

— 1 night

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens as well as Maison de Jules Verne.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amiens holiday builder site.

Drive from Saint-Malo to Amiens in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In October in Amiens, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Amiens

Museums · Historic Sites
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France travel guide

4.3
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.

Brittany travel guide

4.5
Known for its large number of megaliths, which simply means "big rocks," Brittany is famous for its 2,860 km (1,780 mi) of coastline and for its prehistoric menhirs (standing stones) and dolmens (stone tables)--sites that were used for burials and worship. You can see a large variety of seabirds while sightseeing along the ocean, as the region is home to colonies of cormorants, gulls, razorbills, northern gannets, common murres, and Atlantic puffins. The waters of Brittany attract marine animals, including basking sharks, grey seals, leatherback turtles, dolphins, porpoises, jellyfish, crabs, and lobsters. Brittany is widely known for the Breton horse, a local breed of draft horse, and for the Brittany gun dog. The region also has its own breeds of cattle that you can witness at area farms and open-air museums, some of which are on the brink of extinction: the Bretonne pie noir, the Froment du Léon, the Armoricann, and the Nantaise. The region has plenty of places to visit, namely a huge quantity of medieval buildings, including numerous Romanesque and Gothic churches, castles, and the iconic half-timbered houses visible in many villages, towns, and cities.