44 days in France Itinerary

44 days in France Itinerary

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44 days in France Itinerary

Start: Monterrey
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Nice
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Saint-Raphael
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Hyeres
— 8 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6 h
4
Bayeux
— 8 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Paris
— 10 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Monterrey

8
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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Galerie du Faune. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Croisette and Avenue Jean Medecin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Plage du Soleil (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris), Swim with Dolphins (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule) and Cannes (Marche Forville, Rue d'Antibes, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach, identify plant and animal life at La Recreation Champetre, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Palais Carnoles, and view the masterpieces at Galerie des Bains-Douches.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary planning tool .

Monterrey, Mexico to Nice is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Monterrey to Nice due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, Plage du Soleil, Swim with Dolphins, La Recreation Champetre
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

8
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de la Baumette and Calanque de Maubois. Let the collections at Musee des Troupes de Marine and Galerie Regard capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Saint-Tropez (La Maison des Papillons, La Ponche Beach, & more), Plage de l'Escalet (in Ramatuelle) and Les Gorges du Blavet (in Bagnols-en-Foret).

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael journey planning website .

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Saint-Raphael, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, Grimaud, Frejus, Plage du Chateau, Galerie Regard
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Calanque de Maubois ©
Calanque de Maubois
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Port Grimaud Beach ©
Port Grimaud Beach

8
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. Visit Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage noire du Langoustier for some beach relaxation. Kids will appreciate attractions like Plage La Capte and La plage. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Vergeron & Plage du Debarquement), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer) and Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle & Plage de Jean Blanc). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Pradeau, get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Plage des Marines, and do a tasting at Domaine Sainte Marie.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hyeres road trip site .

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer, Le Pradet, Plage des Marines, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage du Debarquement ©
Plage du Debarquement
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

8
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kids will enjoy Plage de Vauville and Omaha Beach. Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Urville Nacqueville Beach (in Urville-Nacqueville), Promenade Marcel Proust (in Cabourg) and Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche d'Oetre, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, stroll through Juno Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux day trip planning app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Hyeres to Bayeux in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hyeres in October, with highs in Bayeux at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Dunes d'Hattainville, Musee Christian Dior, Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer
Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Plage de Vauville
Plage de Vauville
Juno Beach ©
Juno Beach

10
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.
Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Laurence Esnol Gallery. Bring the kids along to Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Rouen (Rue du Gros-Horloge, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rouen, Caresse de Tigre, Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

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