24 days in France Itinerary

24 days in France Itinerary

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24 days in France Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  30​h
1
Bayeux
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Paris
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hyeres
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Step out of Bayeux with an excursion to Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mere-Eglise--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Bayeux is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get a bit cooler in Bayeux: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Memorial de Caen, Airborne Museum
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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip maker .

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde (in Marseille), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Calanques (in Cassis). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely, and steep yourself in history at Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence trip site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Aix-en-Provence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Aix-en-Provence reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Carrieres des Lumieres, Calanques
Highlights from your plan
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

4
nights
Hyeres

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Grimaud (Port Grimaud & Chateau de Grimaud), Plage de Pampelonne (in Ramatuelle) and St. Tropez Harbor (in Saint-Tropez). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage noire du Langoustier, look for all kinds of wild species at La Route du Sel, explore the striking landscape at Presqu'ile de Giens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hyeres route maker website .

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Hyeres sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Grimaud, Saint-Tropez, Plage Notre Dame, Daskalides Chocolatier
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Presqu'ile de Giens ©
Presqu'ile de Giens
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

4
nights
Saint-Raphael

Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Plage de l'Escalet (in Ramatuelle) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Waterworld lake of gaudrade, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Les Gorges du Verdon, Plage de l'Escalet
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

4
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Saint-Paul de Vence in St-Paul-de-Vence (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Marineland, Saint-Paul de Vence
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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