23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip itinerary maker

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Nice
— 4 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
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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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Le Nomade (in Antibes), La Croisette (in Cannes) and La Cure Gourmande Saint Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Marineland, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nice online travel route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Nice, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Nice hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:

Saint-Raphael

— 3 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Saint-Raphael is known for wildlife, adventure, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, partake in some friendly competition at Total Xscape, get outside with Cap du Dramont, and stop by Catalan Bougie.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael day trip planning website.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

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.
Marseille is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille trip tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Bayeux.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

Bayeux

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, stop by Cave a Vin - Le Volet qui penche, and make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot.

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You can fly from Marseille to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in May, expect Bayeux to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and visit Le Marais.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris route website.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 18:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.