22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France visit planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Lodeve
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Etretat
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Rouen
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
8
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lérins Islands and Chapelle Saint Hospice. Visit Plage de Gigaro and Plage de Jean Blanc for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Perpetuel-Secours, kick back and relax at Eden Plage Mala, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coco Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice travel planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, you will find days in Nice are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are warmer (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Plage de Jean Blanc, Chapelle Saint Hospice, Plage de Gigaro, Lérins Islands, Eden Plage Mala
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palais des Papes and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste. Get some historical perspective at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Plage des Oursinieres (in Le Pradet) and Hyeres (Vieille Ville, Plage noire du Langoustier, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Calanque de Samena.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Marseille trip site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Lodeve.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, Palais des Papes, Plage des Oursinieres, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

1
night
Lodeve

Lodeve
Lodève is a commune in the Hérault département in the Occitanie region in southern France. To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lodeve trip planner.

Getting from Marseille to Lodeve by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lodeve can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Lodeve

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

1
day
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then steep yourself in history at Maison de l'Artichaut, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel.

Start your trip to Mont-Saint-Michel by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Lodeve to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lodeve in July, things will get slightly colder in Mont-Saint-Michel: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel

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 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, browse the exhibits of Pegasus Memorial, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, and finally take in the history at Omaha Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Pegasus Memorial, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Omaha Beach, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

1
night
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage-Baignade Yport, and then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Etretat trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Etretat in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Bayeux in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Etretat: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Plage-Baignade Yport, Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite)
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) ©
Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite)
Plage-Baignade Yport
Plage-Baignade Yport

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, contemplate the long history of Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then view the masterpieces at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, then admire the striking features of St. Maclou's Church, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then get engrossed in the history at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee national de l'Education.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rouen day trip planning site.

You can drive from Etretat to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cimetiere Saint-Sever ©
Cimetiere Saint-Sever

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Sainte-Chapelle. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, take a stroll through Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rouen in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

Similar Plans

23 days in France, Geneva & Milan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 25 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 25 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 26 days in Paris BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 24 days in The Netherlands, Ghent & Paris BY A USER FROM CANADA June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 25 days in Paris BY A USER FROM ST. LUCIA April, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 25 days in Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, teens, popular sights Preferences: May, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 24 days in Salzburg, Italy & France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 25 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL April, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 20 days in Paris & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 25 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CHILE April, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans