18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Nice
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  19 h 45 min
End: New York City

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Deyrolle and Baron Rouge (Le). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee des Arts et Metiers and Jeff de Bruges Paris Levis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: le coeur d'Alsace (in Strasbourg) and Marne-la-Vallee (Disneyland Paris & Walt Disney Studios Park). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage, and stop by Boutique Maille.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Paris reach 62°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Marne-la-Vallee, le coeur d'Alsace
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lérins Islands and Nice Etoile. Do your shopping at Marche Forville and Ceneri. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (1862 Wines & Spirits & Plage du Martinez). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Castel Plage.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in October, with highs in Nice at 70°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cannes
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Marche Forville ©
Marche Forville
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

3
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 21st (Wed): kick back and relax at Plage de la Pointe Rouge, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Marche de Noailles, and then stop by Compagnie de Provence (La). Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parc Balneaire du Prado, buy something for everyone on your list at Centre Commercial Centre Bourse, and then look for gifts at Microcosmos Chai Urbain.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Farmers' Markets
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Parc Balneaire du Prado ©
Parc Balneaire du Prado
Plage de la Pointe Rouge ©
Plage de la Pointe Rouge
Farmers' Markets ©
Farmers' Markets

2
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Chatelaillon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): take a tour of Association Hermione-La Fayette, examine the collection at Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle, and then explore the activities along Vieux Port.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the La Rochelle itinerary tool.

You can fly from Marseille to La Rochelle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in October, you will find days in La Rochelle are a bit cooler (65°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Plage de Chatelaillon, Association Hermione-La Fayette
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Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Association Hermione-La Fayette ©
Association Hermione-La Fayette

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