36 days in France Itinerary

36 days in France Itinerary

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36 days in France Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Nice
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Marseille
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Carcassonne
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6 h
5
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Rouen
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Paris
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Bangkok

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 Nice's surroundings by going to Cannes (Lérins Islands, Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie, & more), Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Villa Eilenroc, & more) and Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nice travel route planning tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to Nice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Bangkok to Nice, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bangkok in December, with highs in Nice at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, Galerie Lifetime Gallery, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

4
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Sainte-Maxime (Domaine des Beaucas & Kelys), Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Notre Dame De Constance & La Certosa di La Verne) and Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens).

Plan my day in Saint-Raphael using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Nice to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nice in December since evenings lows in Saint-Raphael dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cogolin, Sainte-Maxime, Frejus, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Val d'Iris ©
Domaine Val d'Iris
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Mont Vinaigre ©
Mont Vinaigre

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Porquerolles Island (Pointe de l'Oustau de Dieu & Villa Carmignac) and Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales, get your game on at Laser Game Evolution Toulon, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Marseille online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Six-Fours-les-Plages, Cassis, Porquerolles Island, Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

4
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Carcassonne is known for historic sites, museums, nature, wineries, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu, learn about winemaking at Winemaker Workshops, and admire the masterpieces at La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip maker app .

Getting from Marseille to Carcassonne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mount Perdu
Highlights from your plan
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Mount Perdu ©
Mount Perdu

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Laser Impact Lisieux (in Lisieux) and Pointe du Grouin du Sud (in Vains). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, relax in the rural setting at Ferme Manoir du Champ Versant, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bayeux day trip website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Carcassonne to Bayeux takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. December in Bayeux sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pointe du Grouin du Sud, Porte Horloge de Vire, Mont Saint-Michel, Laser Impact Lisieux, RS Simulation
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

5
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Bretteville-du-Grand-Caux (Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre & Mediatheque Le Pressoir). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, get a new perspective on nature at La Fabrique des Savoirs, kick back and relax at Plage Du Tilleul, and make a trip to La maison sublime.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rouen trip planning website .

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Etretat, Bretteville-du-Grand-Caux, Fondation Claude Monet, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, Plage Du Tilleul
Highlights from your plan
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can 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
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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