32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  5 h
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bayeux
— 4 nights
+5
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  5 h
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Hyeres
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Nice
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris travel route planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Paris is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Paris. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giverny (Musee de Mecanique Naturelle & Fondation Claude Monet) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, and contemplate the long history of Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rouen trip planner.

Take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get a bit cooler in Rouen: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Giverny, Jardins d'Angelique, Falaises d'Etretat
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

4
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 Bayeux's surroundings by going to Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Cabourg (Hippodrome Cabourg & Golf miniature) and Cimetières Militaires (in Ranville). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, relax in the rural setting at Ferme de Vailly, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Dames.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bayeux tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Cabourg, Mont Saint-Michel, Abbaye aux Dames, Cimetières Militaires, Normandy American Cemetery
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
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde (in Marseille), Plateau de Valensole (in Valensole) and Lac de Peyrolles (in Peyrolles-en-Provence). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely, don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau, and get outside with Cape Canaille.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Bayeux to Aix-en-Provence by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bayeux in July, with highs in Aix-en-Provence at 35°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cassis, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, Carrieres des Lumieres, Plateau de Valensole
Highlights from your plan
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Plateau de Valensole ©
Plateau de Valensole
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

5
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Port Cogolin (in Cogolin), Plage d'Aiguebelle (in Le Lavandou) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Sylvabelle & Heraclee Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Plage de L'Argentiere, head outdoors with Plage de Saint-Clair, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Pradeau, and trek along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hyeres online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Hyeres are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Londe Les Maures, La Croix-Valmer, Port Cogolin, Plage De Peno
Highlights from your plan
Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
Plage de L'Argentiere ©
Plage de L'Argentiere
Plage de Saint-Clair ©
Plage de Saint-Clair

4
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Venture out of the city with trips to Plage le Magellan (in Theoule sur Mer), Chapelle Sainte-Anne (in Saint-Tropez) and Sainte-Maxime (Scuba & Snorkeling, Aqualand Saint Maxime, &more). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Sublim Sky, enjoy the sand and surf at Calanque de Maubois, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Chateau, and make a splash at Waterworld lake of gaudrade.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael trip planner.

You can drive from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Frejus, Plage le Magellan, Waterworld lake of gaudrade, Chapelle Sainte-Anne
Highlights from your plan
Sublim Sky ©
Sublim Sky
Aqualand Saint Maxime ©
Aqualand Saint Maxime
Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Paddling in Antibes (in Antibes), Cannes (Galerie1414, Île Sainte-Marguerite, &more) and Plage Naturiste De La Batterie (in Vallauris). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, kick back and relax at Castel Plage, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coco Beach, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Pitchoun Forest, Plage Naturiste De La Batterie
Highlights from your plan
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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