18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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18 days in France Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Marseille
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Paris
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  22​h 15​min
End: Boracay

1
night
Marseille

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, see the interesting displays at Granet Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille itinerary planning app .

Boracay, Philippines to Marseille is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Boracay in May, plan for slightly colder days in Marseille, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
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4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and La Croisette. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rue d'Antibes and Palais Lascaris. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Verrerie Pierini (in Biot), Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage) and La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul (in St-Paul-de-Vence). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, explore the galleries of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nice day trip planning app .

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Nice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul, Pierini Verre contemporain
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
American Cemetery & Memorial and Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Bayeux War Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant (in Falaise). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, take an in-depth tour of Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and see the interesting displays at Musee de Courseulles.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip maker app .

You can fly from Nice to Bayeux in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nice in June: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 24°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pegasus Memorial, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), Mont Saint-Michel
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Champs-Elysees and Musee d'Orsay. Visit Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower for their historical value. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip builder site .

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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