11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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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
Train + 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), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Bayeux is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Bayeux is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, things will get much colder in Bayeux: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, Omaha Beach, Normandy American Cemetery
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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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne Center trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Bayeux to Carcassonne Center in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bayeux in October, with highs in Carcassonne Center at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Le Quartier Du Castelviel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, then explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Albi trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Albi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Albi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Albi

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

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 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, then look for gifts at Les Gourmandises de Lucco, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albi to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Albi in October, with highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda at 22°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau de Beynac, Chateau de Castelnaud, Les Gourmandises de Lucco
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Head to Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, visit Le Marais, and admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) 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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