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 65°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 Plage des Oursinieres (in Le Pradet), Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage noire du Langoustier, examine the collection at Musee Granet, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence online itinerary maker.

Drive from Le Lavandou to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cassis, La Ciotat, Marseille, Gordes, Plage des Oursinieres
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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 Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud), Port Cogolin (in Cogolin) and Lavoir Vasserot (in Saint-Tropez). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Plage du Chateau, and kick back and relax at Plage du Pradeau.

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 78°F, and evening lows to 59°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 de Guerrevieille, Port Cogolin, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
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
Calanque de Maubois ©
Calanque de Maubois

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: Cannes (Vieux Port, Musee de la Castre, &more) and Antibes (Musee Picasso & Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)). 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 65°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
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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), Genets (Beach of Genets & Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel) and Juvigny-sous-Andaine (La Michaudiere & La Ferme du Cheval de Trait). 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 69°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Granville, Genets, Juvigny-sous-Andaine, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, La Grande Cascade
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, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

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

Traveling by train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 4 hours. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°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, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Pointe du Hoc
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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: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Fecamp (Palais Benedictine, Woody Park, &more) and Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Chemin des Douaniers). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Calvados Experience, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, and steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen online trip maker.

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rouen are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. 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, Amiens, Honfleur, Etretat, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 6:
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Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. 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 62°F and lows of 48°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
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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