28 days in France Itinerary

28 days in France Itinerary

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28 days in France Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  17​h
1
Bayeux
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6​h
2
Hyeres
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Vars
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Nice
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mont Saint-Michel and Bayeux War Cemetery. Visiting les etangs du val de See and Dunes d'Hattainville will get you outdoors. Take a break from Bayeux with a short trip to Pegasus Memorial in Ranville, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bayeux online day trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Bayeux due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Bayeux to be a bit cooler, temps between 50°F and 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pegasus Memorial, les etangs du val de See, Dunes d'Hattainville, Mont Saint-Michel, Omaha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Le Cap Lardier. Domaine CROIX ROUSSE and Domaine Sainte Marie are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont), Mont Caume (in Toulon) and Le Lavandou (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at La Route du Sel, get your game on at Speedkart, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hyeres journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Bayeux to Hyeres takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Bayeux in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hyeres: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Hyeres

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Domaine CROIX ROUSSE, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Pointe des Sardinaux, Mont Caume
Highlights from your plan
La Route du Sel ©
La Route du Sel
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne

4
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Palais des Papes and Paul Cezanne’s Studio will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence: Domaine Albin Jacumin (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape), Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue (in Arles). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at The Camargue. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at La Calanque de Figuerolles, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence journey website .

Getting from Hyeres to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vars.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Marseille, Palais des Papes, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, The Camargue, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
Highlights from your plan
La Calanque de Figuerolles ©
La Calanque de Figuerolles
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

5
nights
Vars

Vars ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ruines du Fort de Reallon and l'Arche Des Cimes. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Vars la Foret Blanche and Ski Orcieres Merlette. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vars: Pra Loup (in Pra Loup), Esf Chabanon (in Selonnet) and ESF Val d'Allos - La Foux d'Allos (in Allos).

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vars day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Vars in 3 hours. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in December, expect Vars to be little chillier, temps between 44°F and 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Vars

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Ristolas, Reallon, Orcieres, ESF Val d'Allos - La Foux d'Allos, ESI Les Orres
Highlights from your plan
Esf Chabanon ©
Esf Chabanon
Belvedere du Cirque du Mont-Viso ©
Belvedere du Cirque du Mont-Viso
Ski Orcieres Merlette ©
Ski Orcieres Merlette

5
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.
Head to La Croisette and Rue d'Antibesfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Palais Lascaris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Pierini Verre contemporain (in Biot), Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Frejus (Scuba & Snorkeling, Base Nature Francois Leotard, & more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice, pause for some serene contemplation at La Madone d'Utelle, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

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Getting from Vars to Nice by car takes about 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vars in January; daily highs in Nice reach 56°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannes, Frejus, Swim with Dolphins, La Madone d'Utelle, Chapelle Saint Hospice
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Le Marais, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in January, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 45°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Highlights from your plan
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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