17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris
— 4 nights
Train
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Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Rochelle
— 2 nights
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Train to St Pierre Des Corps, Taxi to Tours St Symphorien, Fly to Marseille
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Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 4 nights
Fly

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Paris

City of Light

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Musee des Arts Forains and Jardin des Tuileries. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online day trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Paris is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stockholm in March, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between 13°C and 3°C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Saint-Malo

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Plage du Sillon and Centre Historique. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Malo: Rennes (Parc du Thabor & Centre Historique de Rennes). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint-Malo Cathedral, and make a trip to La Cite d'Aleth.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saint-Malo trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Saint-Malo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
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La Rochelle

White City

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.
On the 8th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, then don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, and then examine the collection at Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read La Rochelle trip maker site.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in La Rochelle are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Nature · Parks · Museums

4
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Marseille

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau and Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue. Venture out of the city with trips to Tour Magne (in Nimes) and Arles (Eglise St-Trophime & Musee Departemental Arles Antique). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, stroll around Parc Borely, and take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire de Marseille.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille travel route planner.

Do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from La Rochelle to Marseille in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
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Nice

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur and Food Tours. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Antibes (Le Nomade & Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes), Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins (in Mougins) and Le Suquet (in Cannes). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Le Corbusier, and don't miss a visit to Place du General de Gaulle.

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Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.