22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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22 days in France Itinerary

Start: College Station
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Paris
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: College Station

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (Galerie1414 & Lérins Islands). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and stroll through Colline du Chateau overlook.

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College Station, USA to Nice is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. Traveling from College Station in May, expect Nice to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cannes
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud), Site de Malpasset (in Frejus) and Saint-Tropez (Plage des Canebiers & Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez).

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael trip builder app .

Getting from Nice to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Saint-Tropez, Plage de Guerrevieille, Site de Malpasset
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez ©
Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Sentier sous marin (in Hyeres), Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat) and Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Granet Museum). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

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Drive from Saint-Raphael to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Sentier sous marin, Calanques, Route des Cretes
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Sentier sous marin ©
Sentier sous marin
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

4
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris holiday maker website .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Marseille in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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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: Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach (in Colleville-sur-Mer), Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) (in Ranville) and Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant (in Falaise). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Dames, don't miss a visit to Reporters Memorial, and admire the striking features of Notre Dame Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bayeux road trip planner .

Take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Bayeux sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Caen, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Pegasus Memorial, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War 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
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Saint Catherine's Church (in Honfleur), Etretat (Falaise d'Etretat & Chemin des Douaniers) and Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon (in Vernon). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, make a trip to Rue Saint-Romain, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Etretat, Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon, Fondation Claude Monet, Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), Saint Catherine's Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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