21 days in France Itinerary

21 days in France Itinerary

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21 days in France Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Amboise
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
5
La Rochelle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Clermont-Ferrand
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Nice
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planning site .

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in June, with highs in Paris at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

2
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Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then walk around Parc de Cleres, and then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at h2o, Espace de Sciences de la CREA, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Rouen are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Parc de Cleres, Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica
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Parc de Cleres ©
Parc de Cleres
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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.
On the 19th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Festyland Parc, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Dames, and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bayeux route builder app .

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bayeux are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Omaha Beach, Abbaye aux Dames, Normandy American Cemetery, Festyland Parc
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kids will appreciate attractions like Chateau du Rivau and Chateau de Langeais. Explore Amboise's surroundings by going to Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, don't miss a visit to Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amboise journey tool .

Getting from Bayeux to Amboise by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. June in Amboise sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Langeais, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau du Rivau
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Chateau du Rivau ©
Chateau du Rivau
Chateau de Langeais ©
Chateau de Langeais

1
night
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium La Rochelle, then explore the activities along Vieux Port, and then examine the collection at Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read La Rochelle day trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Amboise to La Rochelle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. June in La Rochelle sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Vieux Port
Vieux Port

1
night
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 25th (Thu): walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, and then don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from La Rochelle to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from La Rochelle in June, expect nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

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night
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand ©
Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, identify plant and animal life at Volcano Park of Lemptegy, and then get in on the family fun at Vulcania.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Clermont-Ferrand tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Clermont-Ferrand in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Clermont-Ferrand are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Saint-Ours
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Vulcania ©
Vulcania
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): make a trip to Place Massena and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nice day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Clermont-Ferrand to Nice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, tram, and flight. Traveling from Clermont-Ferrand in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, & more) and Zoo De La Barben (in La Barben). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marseille online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Nice, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Zoo De La Barben
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Zoo De La Barben ©
Zoo De La Barben

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Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then don't miss a visit to Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne.

Make your Carcassonne Center itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Carcassonne Center takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Marseille in July, expect Carcassonne Center to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

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