23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
2
Colleville-sur-Mer
— 1 night
3
Paris
— 5 nights
4
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
5
Chamonix
— 3 nights
6
Avignon
— 2 nights
7
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
8
Nice
— 5 nights

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 8th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel online journey planner.

Muenster, Germany to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©

1
night
Colleville-sur-Mer

Colleville-sur-Mer ©
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colleville-sur-Mer trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Mont-Saint-Michel to Colleville-sur-Mer in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August in Colleville-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Pointe du Hoc
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

5
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and stop by Le Marais.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online road trip planner.

You can drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): trot along with Ferme Equestre Au Bos Rouge, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): enjoy unforgettable views with Montgolfiere et Chateaux, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and then stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle road trip planning tool.

Getting from Paris to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Beynac-et-Cazenac, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Ferme Equestre Au Bos Rouge
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

3
nights
Chamonix

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Step out of Chamonix with an excursion to A2L-Parapente in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc, get interesting insight from Tours, and see the interesting displays at Crystal Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chamonix trip website.

You can drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Chamonix in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

A2L-Parapente
Highlights from your plan
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
River Rafting & Tubing
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, then explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon, and finally explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Le Sentier des Ocres, do a tasting at Distillerie A. Blachere, and then take a tour by water with Bureau des Moniteurs du Gard.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Avignon online trip builder.

Getting from Chamonix to Avignon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Avignon sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Avignon

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Distillerie A. Blachere, Bureau des Moniteurs du Gard, Carrieres des Lumieres, Le Sentier des Ocres
Highlights from your plan
Bureau des Moniteurs du Gard ©
Bureau des Moniteurs du Gard
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Etangs de Villepey (in Saint-Aygulf), Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and Cueillette du Rocher (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea, surround yourself with nature on Forcerie Vial, kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, and don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael visit planner.

Getting from Avignon to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Aquavillage Parc, Etangs de Villepey, Forcerie Vial, Waterworld lake of gaudrade, Plage de Sylvabelle
Highlights from your plan
TakSea ©
TakSea
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Aquavillage Parc ©
Aquavillage Parc

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins), Cannes (Lérins Islands & La Croisette) and Mairie de le Cannet (in Le Cannet). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, learn about winemaking at Domaine de Toasc, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nice online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, plan for slightly colder days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, Mairie de le Cannet
Highlights from your plan
Easy Dive ©
Easy Dive
Marineland ©
Marineland
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

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