17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
3
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
4
Avignon
— 2 nights
5
Marseille
— 2 nights
6
Nice
— 4 nights

4
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors & Palace of Versailles). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Le Marais, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Paris is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (24°C), and nights are much colder (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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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 (Fri): see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Omaha Beach.

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You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, Normandy American 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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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Lastours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Carcassonne trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Carcassonne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Bayeux, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Carcassonne, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateaux de Lastours
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateaux de Lastours ©
Chateaux de Lastours
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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Avignon

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): hike along Le Sentier des Ocres, admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon, then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, and finally don't miss a visit to Pont d'Avignon. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Avignon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carrieres des Lumieres, Le Sentier des Ocres
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

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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 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Calanques, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel Church, take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, then see what you can catch with Peche. Calanques. Com, and finally stop by The Panier.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marseille travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Marseille, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cassis, Route des Cretes
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes

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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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Cannes (Galerie1414 & Lérins Islands). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, admire the striking features of Tour et Couvent Saint Francois, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau.

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Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Nice, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Cannes, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Food Tours
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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