21 days in Austria & France Itinerary

21 days in Austria & France Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Saint-Raphael, France
— 4 nights
Hyeres, France
— 5 nights
Paris, France
— 4 nights


Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and see the interesting displays at Hofburg.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Vienna is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Vienna, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in July, expect Vienna to be cooler, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to fly to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Nice, France — 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Castel Plage and Moguntia - Nage avec Dauphins. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marineland and Vieille Ville. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Juan les Pins Main Beach (in Juan-les-Pins), La Verrerie de Biot (in Biot) and Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & La Croisette). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

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Traveling by flight from Vienna to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Vienna in July, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.
Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Saint-Raphael, France — 4 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Take a break from the city and head to TakSea and Calanque de Maubois. Visit Plage Des Brouis and Port Grimaud 1 Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud) and Plage de la Madrague (in Sainte-Maxime). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Abel Baliff Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agay Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer).

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You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in July, Saint-Raphael is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Hyeres, France — 5 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. Get outdoors at Dune La Londe and Plage de L'Argentiere. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage de la Faviere. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle, Plage de Saint-Clair, &more) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Gigaro, Plage de Sylvabelle, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage La Capte, explore the gorgeous colors at Sentier Sous Marin, stroll through Plage de l'Estagnol, and look for gifts at Poussiere de Lune.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hyeres vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower. Shop till you drop at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

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You can fly from Hyeres to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, Paris is little chillier than Hyeres - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Austria travel guide

Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.