12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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12 days in France Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Marseille
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Avignon
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Bayeux
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Orlando

2
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.
Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay, about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip planning website .

Orlando, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Nice is 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in June; daily highs in Nice reach 76°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Massif de l'Esterel, Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

2
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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.
On the 11th (Thu), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get outside with Route des Cretes, then steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille tour planner .

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in June, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Cassis, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence
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Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

1
night
Avignon

Avignon ©
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.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, do a tasting at Distillerie A. Blachere, then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Marseille to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Distillerie A. Blachere
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetières Militaires, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Bayeux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Avignon in June; daily highs in Bayeux reach 69°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ranville, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Normandy American Cemetery, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris vacation planning website .

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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