15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Grimaud
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

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, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take a stroll through Le Marais, and make a trip to Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Paris, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Paris: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough 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
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): browse the collection at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, examine the collection at Musee des Chantiers Naval, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Le Tour de l'Horloge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally get your game on at Laser game Evolution.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marseille visit planner .

You can fly from Paris to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grimaud.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Musee des Chantiers Naval, Room Escape Games, Laser game Evolution, Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

3
nights
Grimaud

Grimaud ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grimaud: Bormes-Les-Mimosas (La Certosa di La Verne & Notre Dame De Constance), Notre Dame de Consolation (in Hyeres) and Virtual Room Toulon (in La Valette-du-Var).

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Grimaud visit planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Grimaud takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Grimaud

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Cogolin, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Galerie Regard, Cimetiere militaire franco-italien, Notre Dame du Mai
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Notre Dame De Constance ©
Notre Dame De Constance
Virtual Room Toulon ©
Virtual Room Toulon
Domaine de la Giscle ©
Domaine de la Giscle

4
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.
Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay, about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nice itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Grimaud to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grimaud in December since evenings lows in Nice dip to 8°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Massif de l'Esterel
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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