25 days in France Itinerary

25 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 5 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly
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Paris
— 6 nights
Fly to Geneva, Bus to Morzine
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Morzine
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chamonix
— 4 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Menton (Buste Louis Lorenti, Les Jardins Bioves, &more), Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Antibes (Chapelle de la Garoupe & Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary builder site.

Perugia, Italy to Nice is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Thalasso Spa Les Issambres (in Les Issambres) and Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Balcons du Cap Roux.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael travel app.

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. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nice in February since evenings lows in Saint-Raphael dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
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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), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes) and Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, stop by The Panier, and admire the masterpieces at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille route planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Marseille sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Spas
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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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

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

You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marseille in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Morzine.
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Morzine — 3 nights

Morzine is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France. Venture out of the city with trips to Les Carroz-d'Araches (ESI Grand Massif & Les Carroz, Station de Ski), Samoens (Popcorn Vintage & Xtreme Glisses) and Dje Snowboard (in Flaine). There's still lots to do: stroll through Easy 2 Ride Ski and Snowboard Academy, hit the slopes at Pop Snowboarding, and hike along La Bourgeoise.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Morzine online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Paris to Morzine in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Chamonix.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours
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Chamonix — 4 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.
Explore Chamonix's surroundings by going to Megeve (Les Portes du Mont-Blanc & Aperigloo Megeve). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, expand your horizons at Skibex, get all the equipment you need at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi, and take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chamonix trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Morzine to Chamonix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive back home.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature
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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.