19 days in France Itinerary

19 days in France Itinerary

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19 days in France Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
1
Chamonix
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Mandelieu-la-Napoule
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cassis
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Paris
— 4 nights
6
Rouen
— 2 nights
+3
train + foot + train + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

2
nights
Chamonix

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons, and then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Chamonix trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Chamonix is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Chamonix due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mandelieu-la-Napoule.

Things to do in Chamonix

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
River Rafting & Tubing
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche

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nights
Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Mandelieu-la-Napoule ©
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and La Pointe de l'Aiguille. Take a break from Mandelieu-la-Napoule with a short trip to Lac de Saint-Cassien in Tanneron, about 30 minutes away.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mandelieu-la-Napoule sightseeing tool .

Getting from Chamonix to Mandelieu-la-Napoule by car takes about 6 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mandelieu-la-Napoule are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Theoule sur Mer, Tanneron, Mairie de le Cannet, Les Gorges du Verdon
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La Pointe de l'Aiguille ©
La Pointe de l'Aiguille
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Jets'Cool ©
Jets'Cool

3
nights
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Visiting Route du Sud and Plage de la Faviere will get you outdoors. Take a break from Le Lavandou with a short trip to La Route du Sel in Hyeres, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La plage.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Le Lavandou journey planner.

Drive from Mandelieu-la-Napoule to Le Lavandou in 2 hours. In July in Le Lavandou, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, Plage de la Faviere, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
La plage ©
La plage
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

3
nights
Cassis

Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Calanques. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cassis: Notre Dame du Mai (in Six-Fours-les-Plages) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Calanque d'En-Vau, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Grande Mer, cruise along Route des Cretes, and identify plant and animal life at La Calanque de Figuerolles.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cassis trip builder .

You can drive from Le Lavandou to Cassis in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. July in Cassis sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Scuba & Snorkeling, Notre Dame du Mai
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling
La Calanque de Figuerolles ©
La Calanque de Figuerolles

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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.
Get outdoors at Seine River and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Cassis to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cassis in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups ©
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Fondation Claude Monet. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Naturospace and then enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rouen trip itinerary planning app .

Take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Rouen to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Naturospace, Le Bois des Aigles, Deauville Beach
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Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Le Bois des Aigles ©
Le Bois des Aigles
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

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