26 days in France Itinerary

26 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France attractions planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

26 days in France Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 4 nights
train + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Etretat
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Rouen
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
6
Avignon
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
7
Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in April, expect Paris to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 30th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Grand Degre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel, then take an in-depth tour of Ecomusee de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and finally make a trip to Pointe du Grouin du Sud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Cabane Vauban, then trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint Michel, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Huisnes Sur Mer Ossuary.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Vains, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Cabane Vauban
Highlights from your plan
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) (in Ranville), Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant (in Falaise) and Des Vagues Et des Mots Librairie (in Ouistreham). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, appreciate the history behind Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Dames, and find something for the whole family at Impact Game.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. May in Bayeux sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Caen, Colleville-sur-Mer, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Des Vagues Et des Mots Librairie, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
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

1
night
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Etretat, then make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, then get great views at Falaise d'Etretat, and finally explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Etretat trip planning app .

You can drive from Bayeux to Etretat in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Etretat sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Porte d’Aval ©
Porte d’Aval

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Fondation Claude Monet, make a trip to Parlement de Normandie, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and finally contemplate the long history of Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Les Racines du Ciel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then make a trip to La maison sublime, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Laser Game Evolution.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rouen trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Etretat to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rouen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fondation Claude Monet
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

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 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, then see the interesting displays at Musee Angladon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet, pick up some local products at Travel in Provence, and then explore and take pictures at La Petite Ferme.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon holiday site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rouen to Avignon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rouen in May, things will get a bit warmer in Avignon: highs are around 27°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Petite Ferme, Carrieres des Lumieres, Travel in Provence
Highlights from your plan
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Le Tour de l'Horloge, & more), Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde (in La Ciotat) and Calanque de Port-Miou (in Cassis). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne Sainte Victoire, admire the masterpieces at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain, and don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marseille online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Avignon to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Calanque de Port-Miou, Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde, Montagne Sainte Victoire
Highlights from your plan
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Notre Dame De Constance & Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas), Sainte-Maxime (Scuba & Snorkeling & Kelys) and Jet 007 (in Le Lavandou).

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael travel route builder app .

Drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Frejus, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Jet 007
Highlights from your plan
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas ©
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

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

Similar Plans

29 days in France BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Greece & France BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 24 days in France BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 41 days in France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Mexico, Caribbean & Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 27 days in France BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in France BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in France BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans