11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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Calais
— Few hours
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Nice
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
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Montpellier
— 1 night
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Lyon
— 1 night
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Paris
— 3 nights

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Calais

Calais ©

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais and then look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Calais trip planner.

London, UK to Calais is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Calais are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Calais

Highlights from your trip

1
night
Colleville-sur-Mer

Colleville-sur-Mer ©
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Colleville-sur-Mer trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Calais to Colleville-sur-Mer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Colleville-sur-Mer sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Battlefield
Omaha Beach
4.7
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Historic Site
Pointe du Hoc
4.7

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel road trip planning tool.

Drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In August in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Mont Saint-Michel
4.3

2
nights
Nice

Nice ©

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.
On the 10th (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in August: high temperatures in Nice hover around 32°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Aquarium
Marineland
2.9
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Neighborhood
Vieille Ville
4.7

1
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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 12th (Wed), take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, then examine the collection at Musee Granet, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Aix-en-Provence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nice in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Aix-en-Provence, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Specialty Museum
Musee Granet
4.1
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Specialty Museum
Fondation Vasarely
3.7

1
night
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 13th (Thu), engage your brain at Museum and Conservatory of Anatomy,, explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, then admire the masterpieces at Espace Dominique Bagouet, and finally get in on the family fun at AviaSim Montpellier.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Montpellier online day trip planner.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Montpellier are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
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Art Museum
Musee Fabre
4.4

1
night
Lyon

Lyon ©

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lyon itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Montpellier to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
4.7
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World heritage site
Vieux Lyon
4.8

3
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Paris

Paris ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris attractions app.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in August, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

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Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5
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World heritage site
Palace of Versailles
4.0
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Must see
Arc de Triomphe
4.6

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