16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 3 nights
2
Marseille
— 3 nights
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
4
Paris
— 5 nights

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). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nice vacation builder.

Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Nice due to the time zone difference. In April, Nice is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can 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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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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 Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer), Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence) and Palais des Papes (in Avignon). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, examine the collection at Musee des Chantiers Naval, and head outdoors with Route des Cretes.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Cassis, Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, 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.

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You can fly from Marseille to Bayeux in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Cimetières Militaires, D-Day Monument, Normandy American Cemetery, Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery
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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
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 lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

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Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for 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
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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