16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

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Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Nice at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Massif de l'Esterel, Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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 Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence), Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, get outside with Calanque de Port-Miou, and get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Marseille road trip site .

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Marseille are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cassis, La Ciotat, Palais des Papes, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

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 22nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetières Militaires, then stroll the grounds of Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip maker site .

You can fly from Marseille to Bayeux in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in April, expect Bayeux to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cimetières Militaires, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, D-Day Monument
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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

5
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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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