18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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Rouen
— 1 day
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Hyeres
— 4 nights
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Rouen — 1 day

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen travel route planner.

Glasgow, UK to Rouen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Traveling from Glasgow to Rouen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glasgow in August: highs in Rouen hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.
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Colleville-sur-Mer — 1 night

Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Colleville-sur-Mer holiday planner.

Getting from Rouen to Colleville-sur-Mer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Colleville-sur-Mer sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): make a trip to Mont Saint-Michel and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel road trip planning site.

You can drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Venture out of the city with trips to Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron), Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, have fun at Total Xscape, look for gifts at Catalan Bougie, and make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael driving holiday website.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Raphael by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in August, expect Saint-Raphael to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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Nice — 4 nights

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.
Step out of Nice to go to Cannes and see Rue d'Antibes, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Nice day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Saint-Raphael, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hyeres.
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Hyeres — 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: Le Lavandou (Plage de Cavaliere, Plage de Jean Blanc, &more), La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Vergeron & Plage de Sylvabelle) and Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu (in Cogolin). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Dune La Londe, cool off at Aquaboum, stroll around Parc St Bernard, and explore the gorgeous colors at Sentier Sous Marin.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hyeres trip maker site.

You can drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Hyeres, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris — 4 nights

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: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Hyeres to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hyeres in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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