11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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11 days in France Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  9​h
1
Nice
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Avignon
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Bayeux
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Kuwait City

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 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, admire the masterpieces at Palais Lascaris, and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nice vacation planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Nice is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Kuwait City in July: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

2
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): hike along Le Sentier des Ocres and then contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Avignon tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Nice to Avignon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in July, expect nights in Avignon to be slightly colder, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Arles, Roman Theatre of Orange, Le Sentier des Ocres, Chateau des Baux de Provence
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Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of Sainte-Mère-Église and Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) and Pointe du Hoc. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Caramels d'Isigny (in Isigny-sur-Mer), Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux vacation tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Bayeux in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, Bayeux is little chillier than Avignon - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Arromanches-les-Bains, Colleville-sur-Mer, Pointe du Hoc, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then wander the streets of Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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