13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9 h
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Cannes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Marseille
— 2 nights
Train:  28 h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and steep yourself in history at Maison de Victor Hugo.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris journey website.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Paris is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in February, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vieille Ville and Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice. Escape the urban bustle at Castel Plage and Palmes Beach. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nice visit website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in February: high temperatures in Nice hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Palmes Beach
Highlights from your plan
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Palmes Beach ©
Palmes Beach

3
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Les Gorges du Verdon as well as Palm Beach. Visiting Lérins Islands and Cannes Standup Paddle will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Île Sainte-Marguerite and get outside with Plage du Martinez.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cannes itinerary maker.

Drive from Nice to Cannes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cannes, with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Cannes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Les Gorges du Verdon
Highlights from your plan
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Plage du Martinez ©
Plage du Martinez

2
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 15th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parc Balneaire du Prado, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Marseille travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Calanques
Highlights from your plan
Parc Balneaire du Prado ©
Parc Balneaire du Prado
Calanques ©
Calanques

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