45 days in France Itinerary

45 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 7 nights
2
Antibes
— 4 nights
3
Cannes
— 5 nights
4
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
5
Marseille
— 6 nights
6
Bayeux
— 4 nights
7
Versailles
— 4 nights
8
Paris
— 10 nights

7
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Castel Plage and Plage de la Mariniere. Vieille Ville and Saint-Paul de Vence will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Vence (Ville medieval & La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence), Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (Promenade Le Corbusier & Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin) and Menton (Basilica St. Michel, Cemetery of the Old Chateau, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastère de Cimiez, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Norfolk, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. When traveling from Norfolk in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Menton, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Entrevaux, Vence, Tende
Find places to stay May 22 — 30:
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Promenade Le Corbusier ©
Promenade Le Corbusier

4
nights
Antibes

Antibes ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Marché provençal and Galerie du Faune. Explore Antibes' surroundings by going to St-Paul-de-Vence (La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul & Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs) and Haut de Cagnes (in Cagnes-sur-Mer). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de la Garoupe, and see the interesting displays at Musee de L'ecole.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Antibes travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Antibes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Biot, St-Paul-de-Vence, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Haut de Cagnes, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:
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Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes ©
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes
Haut de Cagnes ©
Haut de Cagnes
Musee Picasso ©
Musee Picasso

5
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins and Musee Fragonard. Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Suquet and Marche Forville. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannes: Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon (in Gourdon), Eglise St Pierre & Paul (in Cagnes-sur-Mer) and CitroMuseum (in Castellane). The adventure continues: take a stroll through La Croisette, contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, stroll around Parc Naturel Regional du Verdon, and shop like a local with Rue d'Antibes.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cannes itinerary planner.

Cannes is just a stone's throw from Antibes. In June in Cannes, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Grasse, Mougins, Ile Saint-Honorat, 365 Fromages, Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins ©
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire and Cap du Dramont. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Catalan Bougie and Galerie Regard. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Plage de Cavaliere (in Le Lavandou), Draguignan (Le Musee des Arts Et Traditions Populaires & Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial) and Chapelle Sainte Roseline (in Les Arcs sur Argens). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael, explore the striking landscape at Calanque du Petit Caneiret, see the interesting displays at Musee des Troupes de Marine, and cool off at Waterworld lake of gaudrade.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Cannes to Saint-Raphael in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cannes in June: highs in Saint-Raphael hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Draguignan, Plage de Cavaliere, Galerie Regard, Musee des Troupes de Marine, Waterworld lake of gaudrade
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
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Total Xscape ©
Total Xscape
Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael ©
Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael
Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial ©
Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial

6
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.
Visit Eglise St-Trophime and Vallon des Auffes for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Histoire de Marseille and Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) (in Arles). There's still lots to do: stroll through Parc National des Calanques, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Grignan, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tarascon.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Marseille online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Montelimar, Arles, Carrieres des Lumieres, Chateau de Tarascon, Palais des Papes
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:
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St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) ©
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime)
Chateau de Grignan ©
Chateau de Grignan
Musee du Nougat Fabrique Arnaud Soubeyran ©
Musee du Nougat Fabrique Arnaud Soubeyran

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie. Visit Normandy American Cemetery and Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Hotel de Beaumont (in Valognes), Musee de la Batterie de Merville (in Merville-Franceville-Plage) and Eglise Saint-Pierre (in Caen). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, get engrossed in the history at Musee D-Day Omaha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, and brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

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Getting from Marseille to Bayeux by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marseille in June: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Versailles.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Caen, Colleville-sur-Mer, Hotel de Beaumont, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:
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Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Batterie de Merville ©
Musee de la Batterie de Merville

4
nights
Versailles

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Do your shopping at The Royal Chapel and Galerie Ici et Ailleurs. Step off the beaten path and head to Château de Sully-sur-Loire and Historial Jeanne d’Arc. Change things up with these side-trips from Versailles: Basilique de Saint-Mathurin (in Larchant), Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare (in Briare) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Palace of Versailles, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de La Roche-Guyon, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Canal, and appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Versailles online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Versailles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Versailles are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rouen, Chateau de Malmaison, Chateau des Tourelles, Chateau Gaillard, Basilique de Saint-Mathurin
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:
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Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare ©
Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare
Château de Sully-sur-Loire ©
Château de Sully-sur-Loire
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

10
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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Chateau de Fontainebleau. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Carriere Wellington (in Arras), Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Chateau of Vincennes, and stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery.

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You can take a train from Versailles to Paris in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Reims, Amiens, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Musee Somme 1916
Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 5:
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Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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