22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Train
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Paris
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Lyon
— 2 nights
Train
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Avignon
— 1 night
Drive
6
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Hyeres
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, wander the streets of Montmartre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 3rd (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then make a trip to Tour du Nord, and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel travel route builder.

Getting from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 4.5 hours. December in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 4th (Fri), learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Bayeux are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
nights
Lyon

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lyon trip maker tool.

You can fly from Bayeux to Lyon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in December, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Lyon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

1
night
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 8th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at Gabrielle Lacroix - Le Spa de Beauté, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wine Safari, then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and finally snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon.

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You can take a train from Lyon to Avignon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Avignon sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, make a trip to La Porte D'aude, then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, then take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne road trip planner.

Getting from Avignon to Carcassonne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then take a stroll through The Panier, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

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You can drive from Carcassonne to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

2
nights
Hyeres

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. On the 13th (Sun), walk around Parc Olbius-Riquier, walk around Parc Sainte-Claire, and then get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe. On the next day, stop by Le village des Tortues, see the interesting displays at Confiserie Azureenne, and then relax and rejuvenate at Villa des Flo.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

4
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.