23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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23 days in France Itinerary

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

2
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 (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Musee Granet), Plage du Pradeau (in Giens) and Palais des Papes (in Avignon). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage noire du Langoustier.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Marseille is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Marseille. In June, daytime highs in Marseille are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, Aix-en-Provence, Palais des Papes
Highlights from your plan
Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Change things up with a short trip to Plage de Guerrevieille in Grimaud (about 50 minutes away).

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael itinerary planner .

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plage du Chateau, Plage de Guerrevieille, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Les Gorges du Verdon
Highlights from your plan
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Les Murs Peints & Lérins Islands). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner .

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. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in June, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (76°F), and nights are a bit warmer (66°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cannes, Marineland, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Highlights from your plan
SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, then identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel and then get to know the resident critters at Zoo de Champrepus.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nice in June; daily highs in Mont-Saint-Michel reach 68°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Zoo de Champrepus, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
Highlights from your plan
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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.
Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bayeux trip site .

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Caen, D-Day Monument, Pointe du Hoc, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Pegasus Memorial
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

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat, Porte d’Aval, & more), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Palais Benedictine (in Fecamp). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Calvados Experience by Pere Magloire, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and make a trip to Vieux.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rouen travel tool .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Rouen sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Etretat, Palais Benedictine, Fondation Claude Monet, Calvados Experience by Pere Magloire
Highlights from your plan
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris visit planning site .

Traveling by bus from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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