22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Cassis
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

Nice

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: River Rafting & Tubing (in Breil-sur-Roya), Le Nomade (in Antibes) and Cannes (Academie de L'Air & Lérins Islands). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Soleil, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, and make a trip to Place Massena.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Nice. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect nights in Nice to be warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

Saint-Raphael

— 3 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Venture out of the city with trips to Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Saint-Aygulf) and Lac de Saint-Cassien (in Tanneron). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Les Gorges du Verdon, explore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), examine the collection at Musee des Troupes de Marine, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Chateau.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saint-Raphael sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in August, expect nights in Saint-Raphael to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:

Le Lavandou

— 3 nights
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Lavandou: La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Sylvabelle & Plage de Gigaro) and Sentier Botanique (in Cogolin). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Jean Blanc, have some family-friendly fun at La grande roue du Lavandou, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle, and learn about winemaking at Domaine Sainte Marie.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Le Lavandou trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Le Lavandou takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Le Lavandou can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cassis.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Cassis

— 4 nights
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. Explore Cassis' surroundings by going to Calanque la Galere (in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer), Plage du Pradeau (in Giens) and Plage noire du Langoustier (in Hyeres). Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get your game on at Le Bois des Lutins.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cassis road trip planning app.

Getting from Le Lavandou to Cassis by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cassis can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 2 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
On the 10th (Thu), stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, and then experience rural life at Les Noyeraies du Landers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, and then steep yourself in history at Roc de Cazelle.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda road trip app.

You can drive from Cassis to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Traveling from Cassis in September, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Sarlat-la-Caneda. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Paris

— 4 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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in September, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

France travel guide

4.3
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.