18 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

18 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
3
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
4
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
5
Nice, France
— 3 nights
6
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights

3
nights
Paris, France

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac and Musee Nissim de Camondo. Visit Arc de Triomphe and Montmartre for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, and make a trip to Louvre Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday builder app.

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Paris are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 12th (Mon), examine the collection at Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux), don't miss a visit to Reporters Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, thentake in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and finally take an in-depth tour of Omaha Beach Memorial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, take in the exciting artwork at Normandie Savoir-Faire, thentake an in-depth tour of Musee Baron Gerard, and finally don't miss a visit to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot.

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You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery
Omaha Beach Memorial Museum ©
Omaha Beach Memorial Museum

2
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Chateau Saint Ahon, do a tasting at Chateau Paloumey, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau du Taillan, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, and finally wander the streets of Port of the Moon. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tour Pey-Berland, get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Aquitaine, thenpause for some serene contemplation at La Fleche Saint-Michel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux visit planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Bordeaux in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Bayeux in October, expect nights in Bordeaux to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau Paloumey
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Chateau Paloumey ©
Chateau Paloumey
Musee d'Aquitaine ©
Musee d'Aquitaine
Tour Pey-Berland ©
Tour Pey-Berland

3
nights
Marseille, France

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau de Tarascon and Musee d'Histoire de Marseille. Get some cultural insight at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) and Eglise St-Trophime. Step out of Marseille with an excursion to Palais des Papes in Avignon--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne, see the interesting displays at Musee Regards de Provence, and contemplate the long history of Palais Longchamp.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October in Marseille, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arles, Palais des Papes, Chateau de Tarascon
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Chateau de Tarascon ©
Chateau de Tarascon
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) ©
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime)

3
nights
Nice, France

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.
Appreciate the collections at Palais Lascaris and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire. Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice and Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Ville medieval (in Vence) and Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs (in St-Paul-de-Vence). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Place Rossetti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, head outdoors with Promenade du Paillon, and make a trip to Place Massena.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Nice road trip planning site.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Nice, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ville medieval, Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
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Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice
Monastère de Cimiez ©
Monastère de Cimiez
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Patek Philippe Museum and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and Eglise Russe. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, make a trip to Chapel of the Maccabees, and admire the masterpieces at Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Geneva sightseeing website.

Getting from Nice to Geneva by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in October; daily highs in Geneva reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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