25 days in France Itinerary

25 days in France Itinerary

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25 days in France Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  27​h
1
Paris
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nice
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris sightseeing planner .

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Paris reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
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 Flamanville (Golf Paysan & La Ferme aux Cinq Saisons). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, and explore the striking landscape at Grottes de Jobourg.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Flamanville, D-Day Monument, Grottes de Jobourg, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take in the pleasant sights at Calanque de Port-Miou, and take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marseille online trip maker .

Getting from Bayeux to Marseille by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in May, expect Marseille to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cassis, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Palais des Papes, Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

4
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez (in Saint-Tropez), Domaine Val d'Iris (in Seillans) and Sainte-Maxime (Kelys & Scuba & Snorkeling).

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael itinerary app .

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Saint-Tropez, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Jet 007, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
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Chartreuse de la Verne ©
Chartreuse de la Verne
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Musee des Troupes de Marine ©
Musee des Troupes de Marine

6
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins) and Villa Eilenroc (in Antibes). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Nice trip maker website .

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Antibes, Galerie Lifetime Gallery, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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