12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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12 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Paris
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Saint-Malo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— Few hours
train + bus:  5​h 15​min
5
Deauville City
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
6
Honfleur
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
7
Rouen
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Paris
— 2 nights
End: Paris

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Champs-Elysees as well as Montmartre. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

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

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Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 12th (Tue), make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Place du Vieux-Marche, pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, and finally make a trip to Palais de Justice.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Rouen itinerary maker.

Take a train from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Rouen sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Palais de Justice ©
Palais de Justice
Gros-Horloge ©
Gros-Horloge

1
night
Saint-Malo

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.
To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Malo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Saint-Malo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Les Remparts de Saint-Malo ©
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 15th (Fri), don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue and then don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel vacation trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Saint-Malo to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 1.5 hours. In September in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Deauville.
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1
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Deauville City

Deauville City
With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France.
For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Deauville itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Deauville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Deauville can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Le Vieux Bassin and then snap pictures at Le Pont de Normandie.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Honfleur trip generator.

Honfleur is very close to Deauville. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rouen.
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Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin
Pont de Normandie ©
Pont de Normandie

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Rouen

Rouen ©
On the 17th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Historial Jeanne d’Arc and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Honfleur to Rouen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, Fondation Claude Monet
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Historial Jeanne d’Arc ©
Historial Jeanne d’Arc
Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours

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nights
Paris

Paris ©
You've now added Palace of Versailles to your itinerary. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palace of Versailles.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary maker.

Take a train from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde
Jardin des Tuileries ©
Jardin des Tuileries

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