17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

Start: Sarajevo
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Nice
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Subway + Bus:  6 h 15 min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Sarajevo

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aix-en-Provence (Mystery Games, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more), Sentier Jean Francois Jube (in Le Pradet) and Virtual Room Toulon (in La Valette-du-Var). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get outside with Sentier sous marin, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and experience rural life at Var Lamas.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip planning website.

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina to Marseille is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sarajevo in March, with highs in Marseille at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Virtual Room Toulon, Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales, Sentier Jean Francois Jube, Sentier sous marin
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3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Golf de Roquebrune Resort (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens), Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron) and Etangs de Villepey (in Saint-Aygulf).

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip builder.

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Frejus, Golf de Roquebrune Resort, Etangs de Villepey, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Massif du Tanneron
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Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Golf de Cap Esterel ©
Golf de Cap Esterel

3
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Saint-Raphael, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 10th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel holiday planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nice in April: high temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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 11th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, identify plant and animal life at Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc, then stroll the grounds of Hermanville War Cemetery, and finally get outside with Norman'Air.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bayeux trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. In April in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Hermanville War Cemetery, Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc, Norman'Air, Memorial de Caen
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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

4
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 Versailles away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and stop by Montmartre.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris visit planner.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to 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
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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