19 days in France Itinerary

19 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris
— 5 nights
Train
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Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Rochelle
— 3 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
5
Nice
— 4 nights
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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 Musee Nissim de Camondo. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris journey site.

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 somewhat warmer, temps between 13°C and 3°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Plage du Sillon and Pointe du Grouin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Malo: Rennes (Parc du Thabor & Centre Historique de Rennes). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Centre Historique, appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade du Clair de Lune, and contemplate the long history of Saint-Malo Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Saint-Malo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Saint-Malo are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, and then examine the collection at Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Chatelaillon.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our La Rochelle vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Museums · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau and Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Tour Carbonniere (in Aigues-Mortes) and Arles (Eglise St-Trophime, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, make a trip to La corniche, walk around Parc Borely, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Make your Marseille itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can 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. You'll set off for Nice on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins (in Mougins), Antibes (Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes & Le Nomade) and Base Nature Francois Leotard (in Frejus). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip builder.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · 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.