33 days in France Itinerary

33 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Menton
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Menton
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 6 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 5 nights
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Antibes
— 5 nights
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Cannes
— 7 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Sydney / J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport

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Menton

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Église Saint Veran and Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman and La Salle des Mariages. Venture out of the city with trips to La Madone d'Utelle (in Utelle) and Eglise Sainte-Marguerite (in Luceram). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, admire the masterpieces at Musee du Bastion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Sainte-Marguerite, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Menton day trip planning site.

Sydney, Canada to Menton is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sydney to Menton. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect nights in Menton to be much hotter, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Nice

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.
You'll explore and learn at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Palais Lascaris. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Saint-Paul de Vence. When in Nice, make a side trip to see La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul in St-Paul-de-Vence, approximately St-Paul-de-Vence away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice online road trip planner.

Drive from Menton to Nice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Nice are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 10:

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Aix-en-Provence

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Paul Cezanne’s Studio and Musee Granet. Change things up with these side-trips from Aix-en-Provence: Chateau Feodal de Chateaurenard (in Chateaurenard), Domaine Albin Jacumin (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, admire the landmark architecture of Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence, and explore the world behind art at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Nice to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Aix-en-Provence, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Antibes.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:

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Antibes

Diamond of the French Riviera

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa Eilenroc and Eglise Notre Dame de la Garoupe. Get some cultural insight at Musee Picasso and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee National Fernand-Leger, get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, see the interesting displays at Musée d'Archéologie, and contemplate the long history of Fort Carre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Antibes itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Antibes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in June: highs in Antibes hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:

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Cannes

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Your inner history buff will appreciate La Croisette and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Musee de la Castre and Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay), Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon (in Gourdon) and Grasse (Parfumerie Galimard, Musee Fragonard, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Les Jardins du MIP, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame de Bon Voyage, make a trip to Rue Meynadier, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Photography.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes trip maker site.

Cannes is very close to Antibes. In June, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 27:

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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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Domaine La Tourraque, get outside with Cap Taillat, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Paroissiale Notre Dame de l'Assomption, then get engrossed in the history at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Ponche Beach, take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor, admire the masterpieces at Le musée de l’Annonciade, then learn more about the world around you at La Maison des Papillons, and finally learn about all things military at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez holiday planning tool.

Drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Cannes in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Saint-Tropez, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors
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France travel guide

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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.