17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  15 h
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Bus + Fly + Bus + Train:  6 h 15 min
3
Montpellier
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Nice
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, explore the activities along Seine River, make a trip to Hotel de Ville, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris online road trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (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
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee Baron Gerard. Get a sense of the local culture at Bayeux War Cemetery and Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, see the interesting displays at Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux), and view the masterpieces at Normandie Savoir-Faire.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip builder website.

You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Montpellier.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery
Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie ©
Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie

1
night
Montpellier

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 28th (Sat), tee off at R-Golf International, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre, and finally wander the streets of Place de la Comedie.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Montpellier travel route planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Bayeux to Montpellier in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in September; daily highs in Montpellier reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Montpellier

Museums Golf Outdoors
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Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre
Place de la Comedie ©
Place de la Comedie

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
You'll explore and learn at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Get some cultural insight at Musee Granet and Cours Mirabeau. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, savor the flavors at Chateau du Seuil, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Carre d'artistes Aix-en-Provence, and admire the masterpieces at Chateau La Coste en Provence.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence online visit planner.

You can drive from Montpellier to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Wineries Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio

5
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 and learn at Musée Marc Chagall and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Vieille Ville and Place Garibaldi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: stroll through Castel Plage, shop like a local with Avenue Jean Medecin, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nice vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall

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