23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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23 days in France Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Nice
— 4 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
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Bayeux
— 5 nights
+3
train + foot + train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

4
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: Lérins Islands (in Cannes), Chapelle des Penitents Blancs (in Peillon) and Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice, and get great views at Mt Boron.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary maker tool .

Mumbai, India to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Nice. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: highs in Nice hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lérins Islands, Galerie Lifetime Gallery, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Domaine Val d'Iris (in Seillans), La Certosa di La Verne (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Sainte-Maxime (Domaine des Beaucas & Kelys).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael itinerary planner.

Getting from Nice to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in December since evenings lows in Saint-Raphael dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frejus, Sainte-Maxime, La Certosa di La Verne, Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
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Domaine Val d'Iris ©
Domaine Val d'Iris
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Mont Vinaigre ©
Mont Vinaigre

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 Marseille's surroundings by going to Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Musee des Chantiers Naval (in La Ciotat) and Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Musee Granet, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, browse the collection at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, and have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Toulon.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Marseille online tour planner .

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Palais des Papes, Musee des Chantiers Naval, Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, Virtual Room Toulon
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Virtual Room Toulon ©
Virtual Room Toulon
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in January, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Plage Du Tilleul (in Le Tilleul), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Chemin des Douaniers). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, do a tasting at Calvados Boulard, pause for some photo ops at Monument Jeanne d'Arc, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Benerville sur Mer.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen attractions planner .

You can take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Etretat, Plage de Benerville sur Mer, Calvados Boulard, Monument Jeanne d'Arc, Fondation Claude Monet
Highlights from your plan
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

5
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Plage de Vauville (in Vauville), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Pointe du Grouin du Sud (in Vains). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Parc des Forges de Varenne, relax in the rural setting at Ferme de Vailly, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Germain.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ferme de Vailly, Normandy American Cemetery, Plage de Vauville, Parc des Forges de Varenne, Energie Paintball
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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