37 days in France Itinerary

37 days in France Itinerary

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37 days in France Itinerary

Start: Konni
Drive + Fly:  19​h
1
Nice
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Carcassonne
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Paris
— 6 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Rouen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Saint-Raphael
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
End: Konni

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins), Musee Picasso (in Antibes) and Cannes (Lérins Islands, La Croisette, & more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nice online travel route planner .

Konni, India to Nice is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Konni to Nice, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Konni in December, expect Nice to be colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Toulouse (Basilique Saint-Sernin & Room Escape Games). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Cité de Carcassonne, do a tasting at Chateau Guery, admire the masterpieces at La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Perdu.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Carcassonne online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Nice to Carcassonne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in January, things will get slightly colder in Carcassonne: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris online vacation maker .

Getting from Carcassonne to Paris by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Carcassonne in January: highs in Paris hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Chemin des Douaniers), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre (in Bretteville-du-Grand-Caux). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Les Racines du Ciel, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and get in on the family fun at Cahem.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Paris to Rouen by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Rouen are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Etretat, Plage Du Tilleul, Plage de Benerville sur Mer, Musee des Pecheries, Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre
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

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 Domaine Dupont (in Victot-Pontfol), Pointe du Grouin du Sud (in Vains) and Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, and get your game on at Laser Impact Lisieux.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planner .

Drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

D-Day Monument, Pointe du Grouin du Sud, Parc des Forges de Varenne, Porte Horloge de Vire, Manoir De Grandouet
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

4
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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, & more) and Musee des Chantiers Naval (in La Ciotat). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales, and have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Bayeux in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Hyeres, Cassis, Six-Fours-les-Plages, Virtual Room Toulon
Highlights from your plan
Virtual Room Toulon ©
Virtual Room Toulon
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

7
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Domaine Val d'Iris (in Seillans), Chateau d'Astros (in Vidauban) and Musee-Galerie Camos (in Bargemon).

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael trip website .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Frejus, Sainte-Maxime, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Saint-Tropez, Grimaud
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Val d'Iris ©
Domaine Val d'Iris
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Mont Vinaigre ©
Mont Vinaigre

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