39 days in France Itinerary

39 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris
— 7 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Train to Pasquier - Anjou, Train to Strasbourg
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Strasbourg
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lyon
— 3 nights
Train
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Avignon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hyeres
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 7 nights
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Paris

City of Light

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris online holiday maker.

Muscat, Oman to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Muscat to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Muscat in December, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 9th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, make a trip to Tour du Nord, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel attractions app.

You can drive from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

4
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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 Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, and hunt for treasures at Marche Criee en Port-en-Bessin.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux travel website.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

3
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Strasbourg

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Get out of town with these interesting Strasbourg side-trips: Old Town (in Colmar), Vins d'Alsace Antoine Ehrhart (in Wettolsheim) and Orschwiller (Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg & Domaine Allimant-Laugner). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, gain insight with VinoRoute - Oenotourisme en Alsace, and wander the streets of La Petite France.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Strasbourg trip simple and quick.

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Strasbourg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bayeux in December: high temperatures in Strasbourg hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

3
nights
Lyon

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Step out of Lyon to go to Grenoble and see Musee de Grenoble, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon road trip planner.

You can fly from Strasbourg to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Lyon are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

4
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Avignon

City of Popes

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.
Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Bois de Paiolive (in Les Vans) and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, experience rural life at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, do a tasting at Bertrand Bosc, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Avignon trip maker website.

Take a train from Lyon to Avignon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

3
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Carcassonne

Medieval Heart of France

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, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), Head underground at Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, and pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne online travel route planner.

Getting from Avignon to Carcassonne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

2
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Marseille

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then take a stroll through The Panier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Trolib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary website.

Getting from Carcassonne to Marseille by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December in Marseille, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

4
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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: Six-Fours-les-Plages (Park and Gardens of the Mediterranean, Eglise Saint Pierre Du Brusc, &more), Confiserie Azureenne (in Collobrieres) and Le village des Tortues (in Gonfaron). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with Dune La Londe, walk around Parc Olbius-Riquier, explore the world behind art at Villa Carmignac, and slough off your stress at Pause Serenite.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hyeres trip planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

7
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Nice

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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 (La Croisette, Rue d'Antibes, &more) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.