14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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14 days in France Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  11​h
1
Paris
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Nice
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  6​h 15​min
5
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Newark

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris attractions planner.

Newark, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Newark in May, with highs in Paris at 64°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 6th (Wed), make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux online travel route planner .

Take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bayeux are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Calanques, then cruise along Route des Cretes, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille day trip planning app .

You can fly from Bayeux to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in May; daily highs in Marseille reach 73°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Route des Cretes, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Calanques
Highlights from your plan
Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©

3
nights
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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Le Nomade (in Antibes) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, stop by VinAzur - Vins de provence, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Massif de l'Esterel, Le Nomade, VinAzur - Vins de provence
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mont-Saint-Michel: Avel Char (in Hirel) and Chateau de Fougeres (in Fougeres). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel, see the interesting displays at Archeoscope du Mont Saint Michel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in May, things will get little chillier in Mont-Saint-Michel: highs are around 62°F and lows about 47°F. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chateau de Fougeres, Le Moulin de Moidrey, Alligator Bay, Avel Char
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay

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