11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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11 days in France Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Amboise
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  4​h 30​min
4
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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 16th (Wed): engage your brain at Musee des Arts et Metiers, explore the world behind art at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, then explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe. On the next day, explore the galleries of Maison de Victor Hugo, steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Paris is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Paris is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Paris to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Hotel de Bourgtheroulde, view the masterpieces at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Secq des Tournelles. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and then explore the world behind art at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique).

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Take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Rouen are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

2
nights
Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Amboise holiday website .

Drive from Rouen to Amboise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee du Petit Palais and then step off the mainland to explore Ile de la Barthelasse.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Avignon day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Amboise to Avignon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Site Archeologique de Glanum, Chateau des Baux de Provence
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum

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Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne Center in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Carcassonne Center can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Musee De L'ecole ©
Musee De L'ecole

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