26 days in France Itinerary

26 days in France Itinerary

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26 days in France Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  26 h
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Aix-en-Provence
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Hyeres
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Nice
— 5 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, take a stroll through Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris online trip itinerary maker .

Brisbane, Australia to Paris is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In October, Paris is slightly colder than Brisbane - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a 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
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at American Cemetery & Memorial and German War Cemetery Marigny. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: La Roche d'Oetre (in Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Dunes d'Hattainville, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux route builder tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, La Roche d'Oetre, German War Cemetery Marigny, Mont Saint-Michel
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

5
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Step out of the city life by going to Les Gorges de Regalon and Cape Canaille. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais des Papes and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence: La Calanque de Figuerolles (in La Ciotat), Sous Les Toiles de Provence (in Bonnieux) and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde (in Marseille). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Musee Granet, take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and look for gifts at L'Argilla.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence online visit planner .

Getting from Bayeux to Aix-en-Provence by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in October, expect Aix-en-Provence to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cassis, L'Argilla, La Calanque de Figuerolles, Carrieres des Lumieres, Les Gorges de Regalon
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Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

4
nights
Hyeres

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. Get a sense of the local culture at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste and Confiserie Azureenne. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Foret de Roustagnon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: Sentier Botanique (in Cogolin), Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, trek along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, stroll through Sentier Littoral, and identify plant and animal life at La Route du Sel.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hyeres day trip website .

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Bandol, Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, Sentier Jean Francois Jube, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste
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Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier
Scuba & Snorkeling
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Lérins Islands. Visit Vieille Ville and Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste (in Coaraze), Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague (in Valbonne) and Parc des Rives du Loup (in La Colle sur Loup). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice, and view the masterpieces at L'atelier Tsade.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nice road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Lérins Islands
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

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