12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Calais
— Few hours
2
Reims
— 1 night
3
Paris
— 1 night
4
Nice
— 1 night
5
Le Lavandou
— 1 night
6
Cassis
— 1 night
7
Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
8
Montpellier
— 1 night
9
Avignon
— 1 night
10
Lyon
— 1 night
11
Chamonix
— 2 nights

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hours
Calais

Calais
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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the 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 difference when traveling from London to Calais is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Calais can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Reims.

Things to do in Calais

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Reims

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, admire the striking features of Palais du Tau, thenstroll around Jardin d'Horticulture Pierre Schneiter, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, and finally see the interesting displays at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reims itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Calais to Reims in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Calais in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Reims, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum ©
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Reims to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reims in August, Paris is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, thenwander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then kick back and relax at Castel Plage.

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You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Nice

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

1
night
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 11th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Grande Plage du Lavandou, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Cavaliere, thenkick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Le Lavandou road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Le Lavandou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Nice in August, Le Lavandou is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Plage d'Aiguebelle ©
Plage d'Aiguebelle

1
night
Cassis

Cassis ©
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. On the 12th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Calanques, thenkick back and relax at Bestouan Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cassis travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Le Lavandou to Cassis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Cassis, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Highlights from your plan
Calanques ©
Calanques
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Bestouan Beach ©
Bestouan Beach

1
night
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely, contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, thenexamine the collection at Musee Granet, and finally wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cassis to Aix-en-Provence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montpellier.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

1
night
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 14th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre, head outdoors with Hydrobase E.P.H.L.P., thenenjoy the sand and surf at Petit Travers Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Montpellier trip builder site.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hydrobase E.P.H.L.P., Petit Travers Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 15th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, thencontemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Loc-Ebike.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Avignon road trip tool.

You can drive from Montpellier to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Avignon

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Loc-Ebike
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

1
night
Lyon

Lyon ©
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 16th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, thenget outside with Le Mur de Lyon, and then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lyon trip planner.

Getting from Avignon to Lyon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Lyon

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

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nights
Chamonix

"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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons, thenfly down the slopes at Aiguille du Midi, and then get outside with Les Gorges de la Diosaz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lac Blanc, thenidentify plant and animal life at Aiguilles Rouges, thenfly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally fly down the slopes at Domaine des Planards.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Chamonix travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Lyon to Chamonix by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons

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