33 days in France Itinerary

33 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris
— 6 nights
Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
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Chamonix
— 4 nights
Bus to Geneva, Fly to Porto
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Porto, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
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Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hyeres
— 5 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 5 nights
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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.
Attractions like Louvre Museum and Palace of Versailles make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Montmartre, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning site.

Mount Gambier, Australia to Paris is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8.5 hours traveling from Mount Gambier to Paris. When traveling from Mount Gambier in July, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Lac Blanc. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, fly down the slopes at Vallee Blanche, get in on the family fun at Domaine des Planards, and admire all the interesting features of Brevent Cable Car.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Chamonix trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Paris to Chamonix in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.
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Porto, Corsica — 2 nights

On the 12th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Calanques de Piana and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along D81, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and then don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Chamonix to Porto in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, taxi, ferry, and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly to Marseille.
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Marseille — 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. Venture out of the city with trips to Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat), Cassis (Trolib & Calanque de Port-Miou) and Wine Safari (in Avignon). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, examine the collection at Musee Granet, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille visit planning site.

You can fly from Porto to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hyeres.
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Hyeres — 5 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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Le Cap Lardier and Sentier Jean Francois Jube. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Plage de Gigaro (in La Croix-Valmer), Plage des Oursinieres (in Le Pradet) and La Ponche Beach (in Saint-Tropez). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at La Route du Sel, stroll through Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, and hike along Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hyeres online trip builder.

You can drive from Marseille to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive 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.
Attractions like Massif de l'Esterel and TakSea make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: San Peyre (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule), Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, kick back and relax at Plage du Chateau, hike along Sentier du littoral, and let the kids burn off some steam at Total Xscape.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael attractions site.

You can drive from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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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.
Attractions like Marineland and Vieille Ville make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Le Suquet & Rue d'Antibes). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belanda Tower.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice road trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Nice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel 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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