11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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11 days in France Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Bayeux
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
2
Carcassonne Center
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Albi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Bayeux road trip app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Bayeux is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Bayeux due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, things will get cooler in Bayeux: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Omaha Beach, Normandy American Cemetery, Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

1
day
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
On the 8th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Carcassonne Medieval City, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent's Church.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne Center online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Bayeux to Carcassonne Center in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, Carcassonne Center is a bit warmer than Bayeux - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

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

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): wander the streets of Le Quartier Du Castelviel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Albi travel route planner .

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Albi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Albi sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, then look for gifts at Les Gourmandises de Lucco, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Albi to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Albi in October, with highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda at 22°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Les Gourmandises de Lucco, Chateau de Castelnaud, Chateau de Beynac
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Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat

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 inner history buff will appreciate Champs-Elysees and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Shop till you drop at Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip app .

You can fly from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in October: highs in Paris hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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