12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Marseille
— 3 nights
3
Nice
— 3 nights

3
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris travel route builder app.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Paris, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in Paris hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Marseille.

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
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Laser game Evolution (in Les-Pennes-Mirabeau) and Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Toulon, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at Musee des Chantiers Naval.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille online travel planner.

Getting from Paris to Marseille by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Palais des Papes, Laser game Evolution, Musee des Chantiers Naval, Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales
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Aviasim Aix-en-Provence ©
Aviasim Aix-en-Provence
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, thenvisit Vieille Ville, thenget great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, make a trip to Place Massena, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip planner.

Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Nice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

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