23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, Vieux Bassin, &more) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rouen trip itinerary maker tool.

Manila, Philippines to Rouen is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Manila in August, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Rouen: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car 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 12th (Fri): appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, take in the history at Omaha Beach, and then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Colleville-sur-Mer online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Colleville-sur-Mer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 12th (Fri) 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 13th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel road trip site.

Getting from Colleville-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 4 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Zipline (in Sainte-Maxime), Eco Gliss (in Les Issambres) and Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea, cool off at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, play a few rounds at Golf de Saint Donat, and surround yourself with nature on Forcerie Vial.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Raphael takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in August; daily highs in Saint-Raphael reach 38°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough 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 Lérins Islands, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: stop by Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and browse the exhibits of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary maker app.

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. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.
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Hyeres — 3 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 out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Plage de Jean Blanc (in Le Lavandou), Plage Notre Dame (in Porquerolles Island) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Vergeron & Plage de Sylvabelle). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, cool off at Aquavillage Parc, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier Sous Marin.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyeres online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Hyeres takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in August since evenings lows in Hyeres dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planner.

You can fly from Hyeres to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, Paris is a bit cooler than Hyeres - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can 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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