41 days in France Itinerary

41 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

7
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Paris is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Paris is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Istanbul in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Giverny (Musee de Mecanique Naturelle & Fondation Claude Monet), Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat) and Palais Benedictine (in Fecamp). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Saint-Sever, see the interesting displays at Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Rouen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Studio Ca me Chante ! (in Caen), Church of Angoville-Au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and have some family-friendly fun at Hapik.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux online trip builder.

Drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Caen, Ranville, Colleville-sur-Mer, Maisy Battery, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

5
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Explore Mont-Saint-Michel's surroundings by going to Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets), Petite Cascade de Mortain (in Mortain) and Pointe D'Agon (in Agon-Coutainville). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, don't miss a visit to Porte du Boulevard, visit a coastal fixture at Pointe du Roc, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel journey tool.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Granville, Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes
Highlights from your plan
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James

6
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: Marseille (Cathédrale La Major, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more), Cassis (Calanque d'En-Vau & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and La Ciotat (Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde & Route des Cretes). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, take in the awesome beauty at Montagne Sainte Victoire, don't miss a visit to Pont d'Avignon, and take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence holiday builder website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Aix-en-Provence takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June, expect Aix-en-Provence to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Marseille, Six-Fours-les-Plages, Cassis, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Bandol
Highlights from your plan

5
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Plage des Marines (in Cogolin), Port Grimaud Beach (in Port Grimaud) and Plage du Gros Pin (in Grimaud). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Vinaigre, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Plage des Canebiers.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Saint-Raphael trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Frejus, Grimaud, Sainte-Maxime, Saint-Tropez, Plage des Marines
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Cap du Dramont ©
Cap du Dramont

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Les Jardins du MIP (in Mouans-Sartoux), Mougins (Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, Galerie Lifetime Gallery, &more) and Cannes (Gare Maritime, Île Sainte-Marguerite, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Fort du Mont Alban, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip planning app.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Mougins, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Les Jardins du MIP, Villa Kerylos
Highlights from your plan
SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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