22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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22 days in France Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Hyeres
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Nice
— 5 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Perth

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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Palace of Versailles. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise, and contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder site .

Perth, Australia to Paris is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Perth in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Paris, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get outdoors at Falaises d'Etretat and Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm. Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Cote Sainte-Catherine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Chateau Du Taillis (in Duclair), Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges) and Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) (in Fecamp). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rouen trip maker site .

Take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Rouen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), Abbaye de Jumieges, Chateau Du Taillis, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm
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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
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Popular historic sites such as American Cemetery & Memorial and Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) (in Ranville) and Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant (in Falaise). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, and get outside with Omaha Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Pegasus Memorial
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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

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 16th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence travel route planning app .

Getting from Bayeux to Aix-en-Provence by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, Aix-en-Provence is a bit warmer than Bayeux - with highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marseille, Cassis, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

3
nights
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. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Sentier Jean Francois Jube. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Sentier Botanique (in Cogolin), La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Sylvabelle & Le Cap Lardier) and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont). There's more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hyeres itinerary website .

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Scuba & Snorkeling, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Sentier Botanique, Zipline
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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 in touch with nature at Lérins Islands and Nice Rafting. Visit Vieille Ville and St Nicholas Cathedral for their historical value. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage), Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) (in Antibes) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, explore the world behind art at Palais Lascaris, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Croisette, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nice day trip planning site .

You can drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Cannes, Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, Promenade Le Corbusier, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

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