26 days in France Itinerary

26 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
2
Hyeres
— 3 nights
3
Castellane
— 3 nights
4
Antibes
— 4 nights
5
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
6
Bayeux
— 3 nights
7
Rouen
— 2 nights
8
Paris
— 5 nights

3
nights
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: La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer), Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and Maison du Patrimoine (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens). And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy the sand and surf at Frejus Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and stop by Catalan Bougie.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael online travel route planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Saint-Raphael is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Saint-Raphael, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for little chillier nights in Saint-Raphael, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Theoule sur Mer, Frejus, Etangs de Villepey, Waterworld lake of gaudrade
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Etangs de Villepey ©
Etangs de Villepey
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: Plage de Jean Blanc (in Le Lavandou) and Porquerolles Island (Plage Notre Dame, Plage de la Courtade, &more). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Aquavillage Parc, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Pradeau, get outside with Plage de Saint-Clair, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage La Capte.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hyeres trip planning tool.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, you will find days in Hyeres are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Porquerolles Island, Le Lavandou, Chapelle Saint-Francois-de-Paule
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Aquavillage Parc ©
Aquavillage Parc
Plage Notre Dame ©
Plage Notre Dame

3
nights
Castellane

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Castellane: Entrevaux (Musee de la Moto d'Entrevaux & La Pain D'Epicerie) and Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, get outside with Action Aventure, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Castellane vacation builder site.

You can drive from Hyeres to Castellane in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Castellane are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Entrevaux, Route des Cretes La Palud, Les Gorges du Verdon
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Antibes

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Antibes side-trips: Colgan's Brewery (in Mouans-Sartoux) and Nice (Nikaia Glisse, Place Massena, &more). Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, take a peaceful walk through Pitchoun Forest, take some stellar pictures from Bastion Saint Jaume, and enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe).

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Antibes route maker.

Traveling by car from Castellane to Antibes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Castellane in August, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Antibes: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nice, Cannes, Pitchoun Forest, Colgan's Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, then don't miss a visit to Grand Degre, and finally relax in the rural setting at Maison Jehan Michel. On the next day, hike along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel and then get to know the resident critters at Zoo de Champrepus.

Plan trip to Mont-Saint-Michel with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Antibes to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Antibes in August: high temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel 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
Highlights from your plan
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Zoo de Champrepus ©
Zoo de Champrepus

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Hippodrome Deauville La Touques (in Deauville City) and Hippodrome de Clairefontaine (in Tourgeville). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, brush up on your military savvy at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, and take in the history at Omaha Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Bayeux driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bayeux are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Hippodrome Deauville La Touques, Ferme de Vailly, Omaha Beach, Hippodrome de Clairefontaine
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, don't miss a visit to La maison sublime, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally get your game on at Cahem. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of St. Maclou's Church, admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, and then appreciate the history behind Monument Jeanne d'Arc.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Rouen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Monument Jeanne d'Arc
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip planner.

Drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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

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