26 days in France Itinerary

26 days in France Itinerary

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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 day
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
— 3 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: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker app .

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Paris, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in April; daily highs in Paris reach 18°C and lows reach 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
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
day
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Huisnes Sur Mer Ossuary, don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then don't miss a visit to Grand Degre, then don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel road trip app .

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 May, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes ©
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes
La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel ©
La Poste, 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Centre Equestre de Ouistreham (in Ouistreham), Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) (in Ranville) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, don't miss a visit to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux road trip app .

Traveling by train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Memorial de Caen, Centre Equestre de Ouistreham, Airborne Museum, Pointe du Hoc
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.
On the 29th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, take some stellar pictures from Falaise d'Etretat, then make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Etretat trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Etretat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Etretat can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

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

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Atelier galerie du bord de Seine (in Poses). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Parlement de Normandie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, and contemplate the long history of Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen online tour planner .

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 in Rouen, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Atelier galerie du bord de Seine, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, Fondation Claude Monet
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts 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 2nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, don't miss a visit to 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: take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, then steep yourself in history at Pont du Gard, and then explore and take pictures at Arenes de Nimes.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Rouen to Avignon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rouen in June, expect Avignon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pont du Gard, Carrieres des Lumieres, Arenes de Nimes
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Paul Cezanne’s Studio, & more). Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Parc national des Calanques. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a stroll through The Panier, and explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Marseille road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Avignon to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Calanques
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Parc Zoologique de Frejus (in Frejus), Port Grimaud (in Grimaud) and Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu (in Cogolin).

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael trip maker app .

Drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, Frejus, Scuba & Snorkeling, Port Grimaud, Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu
Highlights from your plan
St. Tropez Harbor ©
St. Tropez Harbor
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.
Step out of Nice to go to Cannes and see La Croisette, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nice itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in June, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marineland, La Croisette
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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