12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
3
Marseille
— 2 nights
4
Cannes
— 2 nights
5
Nice
— 2 nights

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.
Louvre Museum and Albert Kahn Musee et Jardins will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the world behind art at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, wander the streets of Montmartre, and see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Albert Kahn Musee et Jardins
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 21st (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique), thenadmire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, and then steep yourself in history at Les Andelys. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de Bourgtheroulde, thenadmire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Secq des Tournelles.

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Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Rouen reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Les Andelys, Fondation Claude Monet
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Musee Secq des Tournelles ©
Musee Secq des Tournelles

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts and then step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Marseille travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Rouen to Marseille in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rouen in July; daily highs in Marseille reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Aix-en-Provence
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Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cannes Standup Paddle and Lérins Islands. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Musée National Picasso.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Cannes road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Cannes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Marseille in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Cannes, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Musée National Picasso
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Musée National Picasso ©
Musée National Picasso

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris, enjoy the sand and surf at Palmes Beach, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle du Rosaire, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, don't miss a visit to Fort du Mont Alban, and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip app.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Cannes in July, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort du Mont Alban, Chapelle du Rosaire, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Palmes Beach
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Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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