46 days in France Itinerary

46 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Alexandria
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
Paris
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Bayeux
— 7 nights
+4
Train + Bus + Fly + Bus + Train:  6 h
3
Hyeres
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Cannes
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Menton
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Vars
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Aix-en-Provence
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h
End: Alexandria

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 the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou capture your imagination. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris vacation planning site.

Alexandria, USA to Paris is an approximately 22- hour flight. Traveling from Alexandria to Paris, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Alexandria in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around 53°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

7
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Normandy American Cemetery. Get some historical perspective at Omaha Beach and German War Cemetery. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Plage de Vauville (in Vauville), Church of Angoville-Au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain) and Urville Nacqueville Beach (in Urville-Nacqueville). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Dunes d'Hattainville, explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery Marigny, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Juno Beach.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux sightseeing website.

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, German War Cemetery, Norman'Air, Dunes d'Hattainville, Church of Angoville-Au-Plain
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Vauville
Plage de Vauville
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

6
nights
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. Escape the urban bustle at Sentier Jean Francois Jube and Plage de l'Escalet. Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste and Eglise Saint-Trophyme will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: Plage de Cavaliere (in Le Lavandou), Foret de Roustagnon (in Bandol) and Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Domaine Sainte Marie & Ecuries d'Entrecolles). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Gigaro, identify plant and animal life at Sentier du Littoral, hike along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, and kick back and relax at Port Grimaud Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip site.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Bayeux to Hyeres takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In March, Hyeres is a bit warmer than Bayeux - with highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Saint-Tropez, Le Lavandou, Bandol, Cogolin
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet

6
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Get in touch with nature at Lérins Islands and Station de Ski L'Audibergue. La Croisette and Vieille Ville will appeal to history buffs. Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron), The Orange Tree Galerie (in Seillans) and Baou de la Gaude (in Gattieres). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and shop like a local with Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cannes trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hyeres to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Cannes are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Menton.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Biot, Nice, Station de Ski L'Audibergue, Massif du Tanneron, The Orange Tree Galerie
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

6
nights
Menton

Menton
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Chapelle des Penitents Blancs. Visit Église Saint Veran and Ruines de Rocca Sparviera for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Menton: Aet Nature (in Breil-sur-Roya), Eglise (in Villefranche-sur-Mer) and St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, Plage de Passable, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade du Soleil, stroll through Palmes Beach, hike along Lacs de Vens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Madone d'Utelle.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Menton day trip planner.

You can drive from Cannes to Menton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Menton can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vars.

Things to do in Menton

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Utelle, Cap d'Ail, Tete de Chien, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs
Highlights from your plan
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
La Madone d'Utelle ©
La Madone d'Utelle

7
nights
Vars

Vars ©
Escape the urban bustle at L’Accrobranche Serre-Poncon Aventure and Pure. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vars: Azak Mushing (in Abries), Esf (in Arvieux) and The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier (in Reotier).

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vars trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Menton to Vars in 4 hours. Traveling from Menton in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Vars, with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Vars

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Reallon, Orcieres, ESI Les Orres, Queyras National Park, Azak Mushing
Highlights from your plan
Cascade de la Pisse ©
Cascade de la Pisse
Station de Ski Reallon ©
Station de Ski Reallon
Cirque de Morgon ©
Cirque de Morgon

5
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get outdoors at Promenade a Cheval La Marisma and Scuba & Snorkeling. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palais des Papes and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Cassis (Calanques & Calanque de Port-Miou), Abbaye Saint Victor (in Marseille) and Le Glof (in Ollieres). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Montagne Sainte Victoire, get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, do a tasting at Chateau Calissanne, and take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Vars to Aix-en-Provence takes 3 hours. Traveling from Vars in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Aix-en-Provence, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cassis, Marseille, Chateau Calissanne, Palais des Papes, Montagne Sainte Victoire
Highlights from your plan
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Calanques ©
Calanques

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