13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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13 days in France Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+3
subway + bus + Fly + train:  15​h
1
Bayeux
— 2 nights
2
Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
La Chaussee-Saint-Victor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Paris
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  12​h 15​min
End: Washington DC


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2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Take a break from the city and head to Omaha Beach and Vallee des Moulins. Popular historic sites such as American Cemetery & Memorial and Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant are in your itinerary. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont), Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery (in Reviers) and Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) (in Ranville). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 15-hour combination of subway, bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Bayeux is 6 hours. In June, Bayeux is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

American Cemetery & Memorial, German War Cemetery, Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Abbatiale Saint-Ouen will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Musee Maritime Fluvial et Portuaire de Rouen. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat), Plage-Baignade Yport (in Yport) and Les Cressonnieres (in Veules-les-Roses). There's more to do: get outside with Atelier galerie du bord de Seine and take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rouen itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to La Chaussee-Saint-Victor.

Things to do in Rouen

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Les Cressonnieres, Plage-Baignade Yport, Falaises d'Etretat, Atelier galerie du bord de Seine
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

1
night
La Chaussee-Saint-Victor

La Chaussee-Saint-Victor
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal de Blois.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read La Chaussee-Saint-Victor online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Rouen to La Chaussee-Saint-Victor by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Rouen in June, expect nights in La Chaussee-Saint-Victor to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in La Chaussee-Saint-Victor

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau Royal de Blois
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Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip builder .

Traveling by car from La Chaussee-Saint-Victor to Paris takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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