18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  27 h
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker site.

Brisbane, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Paris due to the time zone difference. In July, Paris is a bit warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel (in Avranches), Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches (in Villedieu-les-Poeles) and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Hambye, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux itinerary app.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Bayeux to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ranville, Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, Normandy American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Venture out of the city with trips to Moulin Le Pain Blanc (in Plan De Cuques), La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Cassis (Saint Michel Church, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, examine the collection at Musee Granet, visit Cours Mirabeau, and contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence road trip site.

You can fly from Bayeux to Aix-en-Provence in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in August, expect Aix-en-Provence to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cassis, La Ciotat, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Moulin Le Pain Blanc
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Plage le Magellan (in Theoule sur Mer) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Saint-Aygulf). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, explore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), pause for some photo ops at Notre Dame d‘Afrique, and stop by Catalan Bougie.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Theoule sur Mer, Plage du Chateau, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
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 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, thentake some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally stop by Zoe la Belette. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland, and then contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

Plan my day in Nice using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, expect nights in Nice to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marineland, Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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