21 days in France Itinerary

21 days in France Itinerary

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21 days in France Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25 h
1
Nice
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Lyon
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Paris
— 6 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Sydney

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Marineland and Ludiparc. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Le Nomade (in Antibes) and La Croisette (in Cannes). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral.

Before you visit Nice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Nice hover around 28°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Antibes, Ludiparc, La Croisette
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, see the interesting displays at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, and then kick back and relax at La Ponche Beach. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through St. Tropez Harbor and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Escalet.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Nice in June, expect nights in Saint-Tropez to be a bit cooler, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
La Ponche Beach ©
La Ponche Beach

3
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Lyon is known for museums, historic sites, trails, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, and admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lyon trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Lyon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and tram. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in June, expect nights in Lyon to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Paris and The Paris Catacombs will thrill your kids. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and make a trip to Eiffel Tower.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lyon in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

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