16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8 h
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Train:  6 h
2
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Toulon
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Arles
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
5
Avignon
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Dubai

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Champs-Elysees, The Paris Catacombs, Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jardin des Tuileries and Hotel de Ville. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, don't miss a visit to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Paris, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in March; daily highs in Paris reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Reims, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Place Massena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Le Nomade, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez, then head outdoors with Promenade du Paillon, and finally get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice online trip builder.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in March, with highs in Nice at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Toulon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Le Nomade
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez ©
Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall

1
day
Toulon

Toulon
Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Toulon sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Nice to Toulon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Toulon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You will leave for Aix-en-Provence on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Toulon

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
On the 18th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Le Sentier des Moulins d'Alphonse Daudet, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Estrine.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Arles trip maker.

Traveling by car from Toulon to Arles takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Musee Estrine
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Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime
Le Sentier des Moulins d'Alphonse Daudet ©

3
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Avignon trip planner.

Avignon is very close to Arles. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Tours Nature
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

4
nights
Paris

Paris ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moulin Rouge, Pantheon and Montparnasse Tower. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Army Museum and Place des Vosges. See some other sides of Paris: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, explore the world behind art at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Avignon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Avignon in March: highs in Paris hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum
Photography Tours

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