36 days in France Itinerary

36 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Boston
+4
Fly + Bus + Subway + Train + Bus:  14 h 30 min
1
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Bayeux
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Paris
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Nice
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Hyeres
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Marseille
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Boston

3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Musee du poire (in Barenton), Golf de Vire la Dathee (in Saint Manvieu Bocage) and Chapelle Saint-Michel (in Mortain). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, get interesting insight from Tours, and enjoy the sea views from Pointe du Roc.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel driving holiday planner.

Boston, USA to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Mont-Saint-Michel is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in March; daily highs in Mont-Saint-Michel reach 52°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Granville, Musee du poire, Golf de Vire la Dathee, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel

5
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise), Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque (in Pont-L'Eveque) and Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Place Arthur Boudin.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bayeux tour planning app.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Honfleur, Colleville-sur-Mer, Etretat, Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning site.

Take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Villa Maria Serena (in Menton), Cannes (Marche Forville & Marche Gambetta) and Villa Eilenroc (in Antibes). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, take some stellar pictures from Mt Boron, and have some family-friendly fun at Game Over.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nice itinerary site.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paris in April since evenings lows in Nice dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, Villa Maria Serena, Place de la Cremaillere
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain

4
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sainte-Maxime (Zipline, Kelys, &more), Seillans (Domaine Val d'Iris & La Ferme des Cairns) and Marines de Cogolin (in Cogolin). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, stop by Catalan Bougie, have fun and explore at Maison du Patrimoine, and tee off at Golf de Cap Esterel.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nice in April, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Saint-Raphael: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Frejus, Seillans, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Massif du Tanneron
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Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
La Ferme des Cairns ©
La Ferme des Cairns

5
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 out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Six-Fours-les-Plages (Port du Brusc, Var Lamas, &more), Ecuries d'Entrecolles (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Moulin de Paillas (in Ramatuelle). There's much more to do: get outside with Sentier sous marin, go for a stroll along the water at Port du Niel, trek along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, and experience rural life at Domaine du Jasson.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hyeres trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Hyeres, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, Six-Fours-les-Plages, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Le Lavandou, Sentier Littoral
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Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas ©
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas
Sentier sous marin ©
Sentier sous marin
Domaine du Jasson ©
Domaine du Jasson

5
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 (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more), La Ciotat (Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, Spas, &more) and Foret de Roustagnon (in Bandol). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, make a trip to Les Eclaireurs Sculpteurs Africains, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, and have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Marseille day trip planner.

Drive from Hyeres to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, La Ciotat, Avignon, Laser game Evolution, Foret de Roustagnon
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

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