22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

Make it your trip
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Hyeres
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Nice

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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 out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Le Nomade (in Antibes). There's lots more to do: visit Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Nice is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

Hyeres

— 4 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: Zipline (in Sainte-Maxime), Grimaud (Plage de Guerrevieille & Plage du Gros Pin) and La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach, Le Cap Lardier, &more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get outside with Sentier sous marin, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, and stroll around Parc Sainte-Claire.

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Getting from Nice to Hyeres by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Hyeres sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 17:

Marseille

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

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: La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Stand-Up Paddleboarding), Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence) and Palais des Papes (in Avignon). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get your game on at Laser game Evolution, and don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

Bayeux

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Bayeux takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, Bayeux is slightly colder than Marseille - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 24:

Paris

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning app.

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 29:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.