48 days in France Itinerary

48 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Le Lavandou
— 4 nights
2
Aix-en-Provence
— 6 nights
3
Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
4
Nice
— 7 nights
5
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 5 nights
6
Bayeux
— 6 nights
7
Rouen
— 6 nights
8
Paris
— 7 nights

4
nights
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Le Lavandou: La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Sylvabelle, Plage de Gigaro, &more) and Chateau de Grimaud (in Grimaud). And it doesn't end there: zoom along the surf with Jet 007, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, and don't miss a visit to Fort de Bregancon.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Le Lavandou travel route planner.

New Orleans, USA to Le Lavandou is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New Orleans to Le Lavandou due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in August, Le Lavandou is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Croix-Valmer, Chateau de Grimaud, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Jet 007 ©
Jet 007
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

6
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore Aix-en-Provence's surroundings by going to Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Plage des Oursinieres (in Le Pradet) and Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage noire du Langoustier, steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and examine the collection at Musee Granet.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Le Lavandou to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. September in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cassis, Marseille, La Ciotat, Gordes, Palais des Papes
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

5
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 Port Cogolin (in Cogolin), Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud) and Lavoir Vasserot (in Saint-Tropez). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage La Capte, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Plage du Chateau.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Plage du Chateau, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Les Gorges du Verdon
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:
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Plage du Pradeau ©
Plage du Pradeau
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

7
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Antibes (Musee de L'ecole, Marché provençal, &more) and Cannes (Vieux Port, Musee de la Castre, &more). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, kick back and relax at Castel Plage, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and make a trip to Place Massena.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip builder site.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Saint-Raphael in September since evenings lows in Nice dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, Parsec-Astrorama
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Food Tours
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

5
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Change things up with these side-trips from Mont-Saint-Michel: Parc Regional Basse Normandie (in Domfront), Juvigny-sous-Andaine (La Michaudiere & La Ferme du Cheval de Trait) and Genets (Beach of Genets & Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel, take in the dramatic scenery at La Grande Cascade, make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nice in September, things will get little chillier in Mont-Saint-Michel: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Granville, Juvigny-sous-Andaine, Genets, Parc Regional Basse Normandie, Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©

6
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise), Ranville (Pegasus Memorial & Cimetières Militaires) and Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (in Cintheaux). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux holiday app.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Caen, Flamanville, Ranville, Airborne Museum, Remains Mulberry Harbour
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

6
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Chemin des Douaniers), Fecamp (Palais Benedictine, Woody Park, &more) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Calvados Experience, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rouen online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Rouen sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fecamp, Etretat, Amiens, Honfleur, Calvados Experience
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 6:
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Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

7
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 these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Paris sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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