14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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14 days in France Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h 15 min
1
Cergy
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
2
Vaureal
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Verdun
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Calais
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Paris
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Cergy

Cergy ©
Cergy is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. Get out of town with these interesting Cergy side-trips: Musee du Peigne (in Ezy sur Eure), Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux (in Evreux) and Vernon (Chateau des Tourelles, Collegiate Church of Our Lady, & more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Fondation Claude Monet, steep yourself in history at Chateau Gaillard, step off the mainland to explore Les Andelys, and head outdoors with L'Eure de l'Ulm.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cergy road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Cergy is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Cergy due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Cergy reach 75°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Vaureal.

Things to do in Cergy

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Vernon, Normandy, Giverny, Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux, Musee du Peigne
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Les Andelys ©
Les Andelys
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon ©
Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon

1
night
Vaureal

Vaureal
Vauréal is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. On the 8th (Thu), play a few rounds at Garden Golf de Cergy Pontoise.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vaureal visit planner .

Vaureal is just a short distance from Cergy. In August in Vaureal, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Verdun.

Things to do in Vaureal

Golf Outdoors
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1
night
Verdun

Verdun ©
The River Meuse runs through Verdun forming several canals throughout the valley, surrounded by hills with historical fortresses, battlefields, and underground barracks, as well as a healthy beer brewing culture.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fort Douaumont, witness the site of a historic battle at Verdun Memorial, then stroll the grounds of Saint Mihiel American Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire du Faubourg-Pave.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Verdun travel route planning website .

You can drive from Vaureal to Verdun in 3.5 hours. In August in Verdun, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Calais.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Douaumont, Saint Mihiel American Cemetery
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Fort Douaumont ©
Fort Douaumont
Cimetiere Militaire du Faubourg-Pave ©

2
nights
Calais

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Etaples Military Cemetery, then look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, and then get your game on at Meccano Lab. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Le Touquet Beach.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Calais trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Verdun to Calais in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Verdun in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Calais, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Calais

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Touquet Beach, Etaples Military Cemetery
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Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach
Etaples Military Cemetery ©
Etaples Military Cemetery

6
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris road trip website .

You can take a train from Calais to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Calais in August, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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