17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hyeres
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Vars
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6​h
5
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
6
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Riyadh

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then identify plant and animal life at Base Nature Francois Leotard, then wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin, and finally wander the streets of Vieille Ville. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at GALERIE art Le CAMELEON, wander the streets of La Croisette, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally stop by Les Caprices de Marilyn.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary planning app .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Nice is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Riyadh to Nice, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Nice is slightly colder than Riyadh - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Wildlife Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Frejus, Cannes, Swim with Dolphins, GALERIE art Le CAMELEON
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Hyeres

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at La Calanque de Figuerolles, look for all kinds of wild species at La Route du Sel, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Des Garcinieres, and finally identify plant and animal life at Pointe des Sardinaux. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Caume, then learn about winemaking at Domaine CROIX ROUSSE, and finally get outside with Pointe de l'Oustau de Dieu.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hyeres trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hyeres are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Vars.

Things to do in Hyeres

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porquerolles Island, Pointe des Sardinaux, Domaine CROIX ROUSSE, Chateau Des Garcinieres, Mont Caume
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Domaine CROIX ROUSSE ©
Domaine CROIX ROUSSE
La Route du Sel ©
La Route du Sel

3
nights
Vars

Vars ©
Visiting Station de Ski Reallon and The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Pra Loup (in Pra Loup), Esf Chabanon (in Selonnet) and Orcieres (Ski Orcieres Merlette, Winter Parc, & more).

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vars travel route planner .

You can drive from Hyeres to Vars in 4 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hyeres in December, with highs in Vars at 7°C and lows at -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Vars

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Orcieres, The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier, ESF Val d'Allos - La Foux d'Allos, The Gallery, Pra Loup
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Esf Chabanon ©
Esf Chabanon
Vars la Foret Blanche ©
Vars la Foret Blanche
Ski Orcieres Merlette ©
Ski Orcieres Merlette

2
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, view the masterpieces at Cooperative Artisanale de la Cite - Le Vieux Lavoir, do a tasting at Winemaker Workshops, then do a tasting at O'Vineyards, then fly down the slopes at Station de Ski Montclar, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Rose et Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): do a tasting at Chateau Du Donjon, learn about winemaking at Chateau St Jacques d’Albas, learn about winemaking at Chateau Canet, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Guery, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau d'Agel.

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Traveling by car from Vars to Carcassonne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, Carcassonne is somewhat warmer than Vars - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau Canet ©
Chateau Canet

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Omaha Beach are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at les etangs du val de See and Dunes d'Hattainville. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Cap Levi (in Fermanville), Plage de Vauville (in Vauville) and Pointe D'Agon (in Agon-Coutainville). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc, view the masterpieces at Normandie Savoir-Faire, and get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Carcassonne to Bayeux in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. December in Bayeux sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Pegasus Memorial, Plage de Vauville, les etangs du val de See, Omaha Beach, Dunes d'Hattainville
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Pegasus Memorial ©
Pegasus Memorial

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups in Chatenay-Malabry--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Traveling by train from Bayeux to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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