14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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14 days in France Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  26 h
1
Nice
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Rouen
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane

1
night
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 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau and then steep yourself in history at Lérins Islands.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary builder app .

Brisbane, Australia to Nice is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Nice is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in September, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

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Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lérins Islands
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice

3
nights
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Calanques will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cathédrale La Major. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Cassis) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip builder .

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in September since evenings lows in Marseille dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cassis, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Scuba & Snorkeling, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Sentier Jean Francois Jube
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, and finally take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche d'Oetre, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant, and then take in the history at Omaha Beach.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Bayeux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Marseille in September, with highs in Bayeux at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, La Roche d'Oetre, Omaha Beach
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

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nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, look for all kinds of wild species at Caresse de Tigre, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Atelier galerie du bord de Seine, then contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Jumieges, and then hike along Chemin des Sources Bleues.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chemin des Sources Bleues, Abbaye de Jumieges, Caresse de Tigre, Atelier galerie du bord de Seine
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Atelier galerie du bord de Seine ©
Atelier galerie du bord de Seine
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

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