24 days in France Itinerary

24 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bayeux
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Train:  5 h 30 min
4
Strasbourg
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Marseille
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  35 h
End: Sydney

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris attractions planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Paris at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Marne-la-Vallee, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Walt Disney Studios Park ©
Walt Disney Studios Park

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Bring the kids along to Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica and h2o, Espace de Sciences de la CREA. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) (in Fecamp) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Rouen fast, fun, and easy.

Take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Rouen are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica, Falaises d'Etretat
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica ©
Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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.
Bring the kids along to Cerza and Festyland Parc. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Juno Beach Centre, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery, Cerza, Juno Beach Centre, Festyland Parc
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Festyland Parc ©
Festyland Parc
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

3
nights
Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Family-friendly places like Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and La montagne des singes will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strasbourg: Parc Aquarium Les naiades (in Ottrott) and NaturoparC - Hunawihr (in Hunawihr). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through La Petite France, take in some culture at Christmas Market (Christkindelsmarik), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and make a trip to Barrage Vauban.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg planner.

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Strasbourg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parc Aquarium Les naiades, La montagne des singes, NaturoparC - Hunawihr, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Highlights from your plan
NaturoparC - Hunawihr ©
NaturoparC - Hunawihr
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
La montagne des singes ©
La montagne des singes

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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, look for gifts at Griffolies, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and make a trip to Place Massena.

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Traveling by flight from Strasbourg to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Strasbourg in April, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Marineland, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and Zoo De La Barben (in La Barben). There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille holiday planner.

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April in Marseille, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Zoo De La Barben
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Zoo De La Barben ©
Zoo De La Barben

2
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
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 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Epicurium, then stroll through Ile de la Barthelasse, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a spin around town with Natu'Rando and then stroll through Parcours de L'Art.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip planner.

Take a train from Marseille to Avignon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Parcours de L'Art, Natu'Rando
Highlights from your plan
Ile de la Barthelasse ©
Ile de la Barthelasse
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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