22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France tour planner
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Make it your trip
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Paris
— 5 nights
Fly
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Marseille
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 6 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
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Paris — 5 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.
Paris is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Paris. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in February; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Marseille.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Marseille — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Trolib (in Cassis), Cours Mirabeau (in Aix-en-Provence) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes). Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, admire the masterpieces at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain, and shop like a local with Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nice.
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Nice — 6 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 Andon (Station de Ski L'Audibergue & Ecole de Trial Happy) and Menton (La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs, Les Jardins Bioves, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, go for a stroll along the water at Old Harbor (La Darse), and examine the collection at Palais Lascaris.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. March in Nice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 5 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: Riviera golf de Barbossi (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule), Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron) and Les Murs Vegetaux (in Gassin). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cite Episcopale, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take an in-depth tour of Memorial des Guerres en Indochine.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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