23 days in France Itinerary

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Paris — 5 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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning site.

Alexandria, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alexandria to Paris. Traveling from Alexandria in February, expect nights in Paris to be a bit cooler, around 1°C, while days are colder, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chamonix.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Chamonix — 3 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

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.
Explore Chamonix's surroundings by going to Room Escape Games (in Annemasse) and Aperigloo Megeve (in Megeve). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, hit the slopes at Vallee Blanche, enjoy breathtaking views from Step Into the Void, and get great views at Brevent Cable Car.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamonix road trip planning site.

Getting from Paris to Chamonix by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Morzine.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
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Morzine — 2 nights

Morzine is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Billski Ski School, then see the winter wonderland with Easy 2 Ride Ski and Snowboard Academy, and then stop by Le Refuge de Marie Louise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Les Gets, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pop Snowboarding, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at ESI Grand Massif.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Morzine online trip planner.

Getting from Chamonix to Morzine by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Morzine are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marseille.
Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trips
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Marseille — 4 nights

Gateway to Provence

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 Marseille's surroundings by going to La Ciotat (Casino Pleinair & Route des Cretes), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes) and Spas (in Carpentras). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, wander the streets of The Panier, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and surround yourself with nature on Trolib.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille road trip planning site.

You can drive from Morzine to Marseille in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Morzine in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Marseille, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.
Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron), Pause Serenite (in La Croix-Valmer) and Sentier des Cretes (in Cogolin). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, hike along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, take in nature's colorful creations at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus, and contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Nice — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Menton (Visite Confiturerie Herbin, Les Jardins Bioves, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nice trip site.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Nice are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches
Side Trips
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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.