35 days in France, San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

35 days in France, San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

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35 days in France, San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

Start: Napier, New Zealand
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  9 h
2
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
3
Paris, France
— 8 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Caen, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
5
Leon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
6
Concarneau, France
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 15 min
7
Le Lavandou, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Saint-Raphael, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Hyeres, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
11
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  13 h
12
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Napier, New Zealand

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nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco tour planner.

Napier, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the New York City tour itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. You'll set off for Paris on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The High Line ©
The High Line

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Paris, France

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and get in on the family fun at Jardin d'Acclimatation.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Paris by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. You'll set off for Caen on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Jardin d'Acclimatation ©
Jardin d'Acclimatation

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nights
Caen, France

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Caen holiday app .

You can take a train from Paris to Caen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Caen hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. You'll set off for Leon on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy American Cemetery
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Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

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Leon, France

Leon ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Dinosaures Parc, then get outside with Lac de Leon, and then try for a hole-in-one at Mini Golf de Leon.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Leon online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Caen to Leon takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Caen in July; daily highs in Leon reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Concarneau.

Things to do in Leon

Fun & Games Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Site d'Arjuzanx, Dinosaures Parc
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Mini Golf de Leon ©
Mini Golf de Leon
Site d'Arjuzanx ©
Site d'Arjuzanx
Dinosaures Parc ©
Dinosaures Parc

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Concarneau, France

Concarneau ©
Concarneau is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. On the 9th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get to know the fascinating history of Ville Close de Concarneau, then go for a stroll along the water at Port de Plaisance, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Saint Corentin Cathedral. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Musee de la Peche, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Keriolet, and then have some family-friendly fun at Driftworld.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Concarneau online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Leon to Concarneau in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Leon in July, with highs in Concarneau at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Concarneau

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trips

Saint Corentin Cathedral, Driftworld
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Ville Close de Concarneau ©
Ville Close de Concarneau
Driftworld ©
Driftworld
Port de Plaisance ©
Port de Plaisance

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Le Lavandou, France

Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 11th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Sentier du Littoral, then trek along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l'Estagnol. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Jean Blanc, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cavaliere, and finally get outside with Plage de Saint-Clair.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Le Lavandou trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Concarneau to Le Lavandou by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In July, Le Lavandou is a bit warmer than Concarneau - with highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Le Sentier du Littoral
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere

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Saint-Raphael, France

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Histoire Locale et des Traditions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Abel Baliff Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Calanque de Maubois, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saint-Raphael road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Le Lavandou to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Musee d'Histoire Locale et des Traditions, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Calanque de Maubois ©
Calanque de Maubois
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)

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Nice, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Marineland and then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice, make a trip to Place Massena, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and finally don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

Start your trip to Nice by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Nice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Marineland
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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Hyeres, France

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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Kiddy Parc, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Presqu'ile de Giens. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at La Route du Sel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l'Almanarre, and then stroll around Parc Olbius-Riquier.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hyeres trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in July, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Hyeres. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Presqu'ile de Giens ©
Presqu'ile de Giens
Kiddy Parc ©
Kiddy Parc
Plage de l'Almanarre ©
Plage de l'Almanarre

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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, then take in the dramatic natural features at Les Grottes de Maxange, then walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and finally don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes and then relax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hyeres to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Hyeres in July, plan for little chillier nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Grottes de Maxange, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): go for a walk through Central Park and then make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City day trip site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sarlat-la-Caneda to New York City in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Rockefeller Center ©
Rockefeller Center

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