35 days in France Itinerary

35 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 5 nights
2
Rouen
— 4 nights
3
Bayeux
— 4 nights
4
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
5
Avignon
— 4 nights
6
Marseille
— 4 nights
7
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
8
Nice
— 6 nights

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 to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris sightseeing tool.

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in December, expect Paris to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

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
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

4
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre (in Bretteville-du-Grand-Caux), Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat) and Plage Du Tilleul (in Le Tilleul). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, examine the collection at Fondation Claude Monet, learn about winemaking at Calvados Boulard, and pause for some photo ops at Monument Jeanne d'Arc.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rouen journey planner.

Drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Etretat, Plage de Benerville sur Mer, Monument Jeanne d'Arc, Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre, Fondation Claude Monet
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Plage de Vauville (in Vauville) and Pointe du Grouin du Sud (in Vains). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, relax in the rural setting at Ferme de Vailly, get your game on at Energie Paintball, and get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary site.

Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ferme de Vailly, Mont Saint-Michel, Plage de Vauville, Energie Paintball, Pointe du Grouin du Sud
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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
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Carcassonne is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, learn about winemaking at Chateau St Jacques d’Albas, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Perdu, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Station de Ski Montclar.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip website.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Carcassonne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mount Perdu
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Notre Dame du Cros ©
Notre Dame du Cros

4
nights
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.
Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Les Falaises d'Escalade (in Buoux) and Cheval Enjeu (in Vaugines). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, learn about winemaking at Domain du Banneret, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire, and admire the local landmark of Fontaine de l'Ange.

To find out how to plan a trip to Avignon, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Carrieres des Lumieres, Conservatoire du Costume Comtadin, Les Falaises d'Escalade, Visites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more), Laser game Evolution (in Les-Pennes-Mirabeau) and La Ciotat (Musee des Chantiers Naval & Route des Cretes). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, look for gifts at Les Caves de la Poste, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Raymond-Nonnat.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille day trip website.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Avignon in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Six-Fours-les-Plages, La Ciotat, Les Caves de la Poste, Eglise Saint-Raymond-Nonnat
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Aviasim Aix-en-Provence ©
Aviasim Aix-en-Provence
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: La Certosa di La Verne (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), Domaine Val d'Iris (in Seillans) and Sainte-Maxime (Domaine des Beaucas & Kelys). The adventure continues: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, stop by Catalan Bougie, get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Histoire Locale et des Traditions, and learn about winemaking at Chateau Des Garcinieres.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael planning website.

Drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frejus, Sainte-Maxime, La Certosa di La Verne, Domaine Val d'Iris, Chateau Des Garcinieres
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Domaine Val d'Iris ©
Domaine Val d'Iris
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Total Xscape ©
Total Xscape

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (Lérins Islands & Casino Barriere Le Croisette), Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins) and Chapelle des Penitents Blancs (in Peillon). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nice road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Nice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, Galerie Lifetime Gallery, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

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