18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  25 h
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Paris
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Rouen
— 2 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Vieille Ville and Lérins Islands. Take a break from Nice with a short trip to La Croisette in Cannes, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nice route maker site.

Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, you will find days in Nice are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are much hotter (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cannes
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, thendon't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau, and finally steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, thensee the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely, and finally see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nice in July, Aix-en-Provence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

2
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, thenget engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, thendo a tasting at O'Vineyards, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateaux de Lastours.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne Center day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Carcassonne Center takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trips

O'Vineyards, Chateaux de Lastours
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne ©

2
nights
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
On the 18th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, thencontemplate the long history of Le Chateau de Belves, and finally make a trip to Chateau des Milandes. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Château de Biron, contemplate the long history of Habitations Troglodytiques, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Castelnaud-la-Chapelle day trip planning website.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle when traveling from Carcassonne Center in July, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Belves, Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe, Chateau de Beynac, Château de Biron, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe ©
Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris attractions planner.

Getting from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Paris by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, thensee the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, thenstroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Pegasus Memorial, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and then get engrossed in the history at Musée de Normandie.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bayeux trip builder.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Bayeux is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caen, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Pegasus Memorial, 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
Pegasus Memorial ©
Pegasus Memorial

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 25th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, admire the landmark architecture of St. Maclou's Church, thencontemplate the long history of Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally contemplate the long history of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip builder website.

Drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Rouen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge

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