My husband and I are traveling to France from June 10 to the 23rd. In spending 12 days in France, we had 4 cities that were absolute to visit: 1. Paris 2. Nice 3. Arles/Avignon 4. Giverny and Rouen. I have been to Paris but my husband hasn't. As these towns are spread out we intend to rent a car and make some 1 day stops along the way.
Here is the itinerary:
June 10 - 13 - Paris - stay in Paris - over the course of 3 full days we intend to see Louvre, O'rsay, Norte Dame, and have an early day trip to Versailles but that evening we are doing the Eiffel Tower. We arrive on the 10th pretty early in the day (10:00am) so we will do Notre Dame that day.
June 14 - 8:00am train from Paris to Vernon - visiting Giverney then Rouen - Staying in Rouen and pick up rental car
June 15 - D-Day Beaches - Staying in Bayeux
June 16 - Bayeux then drive to Amboise - pm Chambord tour - Staying in Amboise
June 17 - tour Chenonceaux in Amboise in AM and drive to Lyon (we intend to return to Lyon on a different trip and are using it mainly as a stopover for the long drive to Avignon)
June 18 - Drive to Avignon (unless train system works out!) - stay in Arles but arrive to hotel late (return rental car)
June 19 - Arles and Les Baux - stay in Arles
June 20 - Train from Arles to Nice - stay in Nice - spend entire day in Nice
June 21 - Train from Nice to Monaco & Villerfranche-sur Mer - stay in Nice
June 22 - Train from Nice to Antibes (this is in question but a possibility) - stay in Nice
June 23 - Fly from Nice to Berlin (where we will spend a day visiting friends) to America
Is it wishful thinking to think that we can do this all in 12.5 days? It's an intense trip but we want to make the most of our holiday vacation! If this is too much, what are some suggestions to cut out?