22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 2 nights
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Toulouse
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 6 nights
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Avignon
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Paris
— 2 nights

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Paris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): wander the streets of Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, then get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, and finally visit Le Marais.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in June; daily highs in Paris reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Paris

Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
Montmartre
4.4
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Neighborhood
Le Marais
4.7

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Toulouse

Toulouse ©

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 11th (Fri), make a trip to Le Capitole, look for gifts at Fromagerie Xavier, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japonais, then steep yourself in history at Church of Les Jacobins, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Toulouse driving holiday planning website.

You can fly from Paris to Toulouse in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Toulouse

Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Basilique Saint-Sernin
4.6
Religious Site
Church of Les Jacobins
4.6

6
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Narbonne (Abbaye de Fontfroide, Cathedrale St-Just, &more), Le Lydia (in Le Barcares) and Leucate Jet Ski (in Port Leucate). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, indulge in some culinary diversions at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and learn about winemaking at Chateau St Jacques d’Albas.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Carcassonne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Cité de Carcassonne
4.5
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Historic Site
Cathedrale St-Jean
4.4

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Avignon

Avignon ©

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and then make a trip to Pont du Gard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and finally browse the exhibits of Musee du Petit Palais.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Avignon journey planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Palais des Papes
4.3
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World heritage site
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
4.2

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence: Marseille (Cathédrale La Major, Le Vieux Port, &more) and Calanques (in Cassis). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, and admire the landmark architecture of Le Tour de l'Horloge.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Musee Granet
4.1
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Geologic Formation
Calanques
4.7

4
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Nice

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.
Step out of Nice with an excursion to Lérins Islands in Cannes--about 52 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, admire the striking features of Lycee Massena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip website.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in June, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Aquarium
Marineland
2.9
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Neighborhood
Vieille Ville
4.7

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Paris

Paris ©

City of Light

On the 28th (Mon), don't miss a visit to The Water Parterres. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris online visit planner.

Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Paris when traveling from Nice in June, with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
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Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5
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Must see
Arc de Triomphe
4.6

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