21 days in France Itinerary

21 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris
— 6 nights
Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
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Chamonix
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 5 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Paris — 6 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris itinerary planner.

Exeter, UK to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Exeter to Paris. February in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chamonix.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Chamonix — 3 nights

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Step out of Chamonix to go to Megeve and see Aperigloo Megeve, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vallee Blanche, admire all the interesting features of Aiguille des Grands Montets, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamonix online tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Paris to Chamonix in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nice.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature
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Nice — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Station de Ski L'Audibergue (in Andon), Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes) and Les Jardins Bioves (in Menton). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Nice road trip planning app.

You can drive from Chamonix to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Nice are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Tanneron (Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois & Massif du Tanneron) and Naturozen (in Vidauban). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, admire the natural beauty at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus, examine the collection at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and stroll through Les Balcons du Cap Roux.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael itinerary planning app.

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 February, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Saint-Raphael. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marseille.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails
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Marseille — 3 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Bandol (Foret de Roustagnon, Villa des Flo, &more), Cours Mirabeau (in Aix-en-Provence) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a stroll through The Panier, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and look for gifts at 72% Petanque.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille route maker website.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Marseille, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.