28 days in France Itinerary

28 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 7 nights
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Rouen
— 1 night
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Lyon
— 3 nights
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Chamonix
— 4 nights
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Val Thorens
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 6 nights
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Paris — 7 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. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

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Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Paris, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Paris is colder than Melbourne - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rouen.
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Rouen — 1 night

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rouen online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February in Rouen, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly to Lyon.
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Lyon — 3 nights

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Musee de Grenoble (in Grenoble) and Room Escape Games (in Valence). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Rouen to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chamonix.
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dje Snowboard (in Flaine) and Room Escape Games (in Annemasse). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Aiguille du Midi, take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vallee Blanche.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chamonix route builder website.

Getting from Lyon to Chamonix by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Val Thorens.
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Val Thorens — 2 nights

Val Thorens, located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, French Alps, is the highest ski resort in Europe, at 2300 m altitude. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Domaine Skiable de Val Thorens, then fly down the slopes at Prosneige, and then hit the slopes at Ski Cool. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Elements Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Black Forest, and then fly down the slopes at Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School Les Menuires & Saint Martin.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Val Thorens online trip planner.

You can drive from Chamonix to Val Thorens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Val Thorens sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Villa des Flo (in Bandol), Parc du Mugel (in La Ciotat) and Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Cours Mirabeau). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, stop by Le Bazar de Cesar Savonnerie, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques.

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You can drive from Val Thorens to Marseille in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Val Thorens in February: high temperatures in Marseille hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Antibes (Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes & Musee Picasso) and Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & La Croisette). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, examine the collection at Musee Matisse, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for 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.