27 days in France Itinerary

27 days in France Itinerary

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27 days in France Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Avignon
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Rouen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
bus + train:  5​h 15​min
8
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Vienna

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Musée Marc Chagall. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (La Croisette & Lérins Islands) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary maker .

Vienna, Austria to Nice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vienna in May, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cannes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Paul de Vence
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Granet Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, & more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chateau d'If, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vallon des Auffes, admire the striking features of Cite Radieuse Le Corbusier, and explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Calanques
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

2
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Le Musee de la Torture de Carcassone, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, explore the historical opulence of Cité de Carcassonne, then take an in-depth tour of School Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Canal du Midi, step into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Lastours, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne Center trip tool .

Drive from Marseille to Carcassonne Center in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Carcassonne Center, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Canal du Midi, Chateaux de Lastours
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, snap pictures at Pont du Gard, then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, and finally take in the views from Pont d'Avignon. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, then don't miss a visit to Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Baux de Provence.

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You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Avignon sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Pont du Gard, Roman Theatre of Orange
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

4
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Falaise d'Etretat (in Etretat), Palais Benedictine (in Fecamp) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, see the interesting displays at Musee Secq des Tournelles, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cote Sainte-Catherine.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rouen trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Rouen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Avignon in May, expect Rouen to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Honfleur, Fecamp, Amiens, Falaises d'Etretat, 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

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 a sense of the local culture at American Cemetery & Memorial and Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus). Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont), Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Pegasus Bridge (in Ranville). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, take an in-depth tour of Memorial of Caen, and see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Ranville, Normandy American Cemetery, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, 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

3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mont Saint-Michel and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Fougeres (in Fougeres), Musee Christian Dior (in Granville) and Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches (in Villedieu-les-Poeles). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Pirou, don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord, hike along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint Michel, and see the interesting displays at Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel online trip maker .

Take a train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. May in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cathedrale de Coutances, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Musee Christian Dior, Cabane Vauban, Chateau Fort de Pirou
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Chateau Fort de Pirou ©
Chateau Fort de Pirou

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Paris using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to 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
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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