22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Lyon
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
5
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
7
Hyeres
— 1 night
8
Nice
— 5 nights

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Marseille

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

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 18th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then take a stroll through The Panier, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel Church, then take a memorable tour with Trolib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary site.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Marseille is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Addis Ababa in November, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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Lyon

Lyon ©

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, then walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip planner.

You can take a train from Marseille to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Marseille in November, with highs in Lyon at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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World heritage site
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
4.7

6
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Paris

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors). There's much more to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris trip builder website.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Paris are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower
4.5
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Musee d'Orsay
4.7
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Arc de Triomphe
4.6

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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 28th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel vacation tool.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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World heritage site
Mont Saint-Michel
4.3

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at Tourbillon Escape Game Toulouse - Ayguesvives, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Carcassonne in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

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Art Museum
Musee des Beaux-Arts
4.0
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World heritage site
Cité de Carcassonne
4.5

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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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at 59Mn Chrono, then get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, and then walk around Parc Olbius-Riquier.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hyeres vacation tool.

Getting from Carcassonne to Hyeres by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Carcassonne in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hyeres: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Must see
Dune La Londe
4.9
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Room Escape Game
59Mn Chrono
4.8

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Nice

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (La Croisette, Rue d'Antibes, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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