32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

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32 days in France Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Paris
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Marseille
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
4
Cassis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Antibes
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
8
Nice
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
9
Chamonix
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Avignon
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  38​h
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, steep yourself in history at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

3
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: Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Mare de Vauville (in Vauville) and Falaise d'Etretat (in Etretat). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, witness the site of a historic battle at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, and go for a walk through Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Bayeux are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Falaise d'Etretat, Mont Saint-Michel, Mare de Vauville
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aix-en-Provence (Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence) and Laser game Evolution (in Les-Pennes-Mirabeau). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Parc national des Calanques. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a stroll through The Panier, don't miss a visit to Moulin Le Pain Blanc, and stop by Les Savons Saint-Victor.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Bayeux in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Cassis.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Laser game Evolution, Moulin Le Pain Blanc
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2
nights
Cassis

Cassis ©
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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michel, and then take in the waterfront at Port de Cassis. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame du Mai, then head off the coast to Ile des Embiez, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc du Mugel.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cassis trip itinerary maker tool .

Cassis is just a stone's throw from Marseille. In March in Cassis, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Six-Fours-les-Plages, Parc du Mugel
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Parc du Mugel ©
Parc du Mugel
Notre Dame du Mai ©
Notre Dame du Mai
Calanques ©
Calanques

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nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor, then examine the collection at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, then don't miss a visit to Chapelle Sainte-Anne, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, then do a tasting at Domaine Sainte Marie, and then make a trip to Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez road trip website .

Drive from Cassis to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Saint-Tropez sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu, Port Grimaud
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Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu ©
Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu
Chapelle Sainte-Anne ©
Chapelle Sainte-Anne

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Golf de Roquebrune Resort (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens) and Tanneron (Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois & Massif du Tanneron).

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael day trip website .

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphael by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Frejus, Tanneron, Golf de Roquebrune Resort
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Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
La Brigante ©
La Brigante

2
nights
Antibes

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, then wander the streets of La Croisette, and then view the masterpieces at GALERIE art Le CAMELEON. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Antibes tour planning tool .

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Antibes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Antibes are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cannes
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Marineland ©
Marineland
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: St-Paul-de-Vence (La Cure Gourmande Saint Paul de Vence & Saint-Paul de Vence). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Palais Lascaris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nice online itinerary planner .

Nice is very close to Antibes. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Chamonix

Chamonix
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Step Into the Void. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Tignes Ski Resort.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chamonix online route planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Nice to Chamonix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Chamonix

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Station de ski Les Gets, Tignes Ski Resort
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3
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Livree Ceccano, then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, and finally admire all the interesting features of Arenes de Nimes.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Avignon trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Avignon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March in Avignon, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pont du Gard, Musee Departemental Arles Antique, Arenes de Nimes, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

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