22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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22 days in France Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Nice
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hyeres
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Bayeux
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Vancouver

4
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: Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and get to know the resident critters at Marineland.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nice road trip site .

Vancouver, Canada to Nice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Nice. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Vancouver in May, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Antibes, Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Massif de l'Esterel
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

4
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Zipline (in Sainte-Maxime), La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach, Le Cap Lardier, & more) and Grimaud (Plage de Guerrevieille & Plage du Gros Pin). There's still lots to do: get outside with Sentier sous marin, walk around Parc Sainte-Claire, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyeres itinerary maker site .

Drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Hyeres sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Grimaud, Zipline, Scuba & Snorkeling, Sentier Jean Francois Jube
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier
Sentier sous marin ©
Sentier sous marin

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence), Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, get your game on at Laser game Evolution, and make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Marseille road trip tool .

Getting from Hyeres to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Palais des Papes, Calanques, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Laser game Evolution
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

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You can fly from Marseille to Bayeux in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Marseille in May; daily highs in Bayeux reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy American Cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, Remains Mulberry Harbour
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

5
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: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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