30 days in Brisbane & France Itinerary

30 days in Brisbane & France Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Brisbane, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bayeux, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Brisbane, Australia — 6 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Smile Thai Massage (in Alexandra Headland) and Qld Luxury Car Rentals (in Gold Coast). There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, see what you can catch with Island Gondola, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brisbane road trip site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Find places to stay May 24 — 30:

Paris, France — 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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

Plan trip to Paris with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Brisbane to Paris in 24.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux, France — 4 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain) and Navigation Normande - Le Havre (in Le Havre). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, kick back and relax at Omaha Beach, and brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip maker tool.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bayeux: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:

Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Marseille.
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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

Marseille, France — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes), Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence) and Trolib (in Cassis). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and take a stroll through The Panier.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June, expect Marseille to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Saint-Raphael, France — 2 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Domaine Terres Destel and then make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Plage Des Brouis, admire the landmark architecture of Church St Francis of Assisi, then get outside with Eco Gliss, and finally get a new perspective on things with Agathonis Plongee.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nice.
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Nice, France — 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: La Croisette (in Cannes), Be Free 2 Dive (in Villeneuve-Loubet) and Azur Wine Tours (in Vence). Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip builder 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 June, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 15 — 21:

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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