16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Nice online day trip planner.

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, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Nice is minus 9 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Nice at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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), Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Palais des Papes (in Avignon). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, see the interesting displays at Musee des Chantiers Naval, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and browse the collection at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marseille itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cassis, La Ciotat, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, Palais des Papes
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: 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 step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bayeux trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Marseille to Bayeux in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Bayeux is slightly colder than Marseille - with highs of 17°C and lows of 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

Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Cimetières Militaires, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Normandy American Cemetery, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip app.

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Paris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. 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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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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