11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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11 days in France Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Marseille
— 3 nights
2
Nice
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bayeux
— 1 night
5
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Alexandria

3
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, & more), La Ciotat (Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde & Route des Cretes) and Palais des Papes (in Avignon). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get outside with Cape Canaille, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marseille trip builder site .

Alexandria, Egypt to Marseille is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Alexandria in October, with highs in Marseille at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, La Ciotat, Palais des Papes, Cape Canaille
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

2
nights
Nice

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 22nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, and finally get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, make a trip to Tour du Nord, then don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel vacation maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in October, with highs in Mont-Saint-Michel at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bayeux driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. October in Bayeux sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

American Cemetery & Memorial
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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