22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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22 days in France Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  13 h
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Marseille
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Vancouver

3
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris holiday builder website .

Vancouver, Canada to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Chemin des Douaniers), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Fecamp (Palais Benedictine & Musee des Pecheries). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, kick back and relax at Plage Du Tilleul, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and don't miss a visit to Vieux.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip app .

Traveling by bus from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Rouen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Etretat, Fecamp, Fondation Claude Monet, Plage Du Tilleul
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Dames, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, and take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux travel tool .

Drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Caen, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy American Cemetery, Remains Mulberry Harbour
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

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest and then appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip tool .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Villa Eilenroc (in Antibes) and Eglise de Biot (in Biot). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nice travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Antibes, Eglise de Biot
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Saint-Tropez (Plage des Canebiers & Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez) and Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud).

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael journey app .

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Plage de Guerrevieille, Kuentz le Monde des Cactus
Highlights from your plan
Plage des Canebiers ©
Plage des Canebiers
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Golf de Cap Esterel ©
Golf de Cap Esterel

4
nights
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: Chapelle Saint-Francois-de-Paule (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and Hyeres (Vieille Ville, Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and get your game on at Laser game Evolution.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Marseille road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Bandol, Hyeres, Chapelle Saint-Francois-de-Paule, Laser game Evolution
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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