40 days in France & New Delhi Itinerary

40 days in France & New Delhi Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 4 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 3 nights
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 7 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 9 nights
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Paris, France

— 6 nights

City of Light

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 with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel route planning app.

Amritsar, India to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amritsar to Paris is minus 4.5 hours. While traveling from Amritsar, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Bayeux, France

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Chemin des Douaniers). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux vacation builder.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:

Lyon, France

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Grenoble (Musee Dauphinois, Musee de Grenoble, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lyon road trip website.

Getting from Bayeux to Lyon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in December, Lyon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:

Carcassonne, France

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of France

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, stroll around Place Gambetta, and make a trip to La Porte D'aude.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip planner.

Getting from Lyon to Carcassonne by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:

Marseille, France

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Trolib (in Cassis) and Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, make a trip to Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and wander the streets of The Panier.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Marseille by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Hyeres, France

— 4 nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: La Certosa di La Verne (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), Le village des Tortues (in Gonfaron) and Confiserie Azureenne (in Collobrieres). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, walk around Parc Olbius-Riquier, relax and rejuvenate at Pause Serenite, and get outside with Sentier du Littoral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyeres trip planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Hyeres, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Nice, France

— 7 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (La Croisette, Rue d'Antibes, &more) and Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to New Delhi.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 29:

New Delhi, India

— 9 nights
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Spend the 2nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, steep yourself in history at Red Fort, and don't miss a visit to India Gate.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi road trip app.

You can fly from Nice to New Delhi in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Nice to New Delhi is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Nice in December, expect nights in New Delhi to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 7:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.