22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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22 days in France Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  18 h
1
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Nice
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Subway + Bus:  6 h 15 min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Rouen
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Tokyo

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, have some family-friendly fun at Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Granet. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, then head outdoors with Cape Canaille, then take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee des Chantiers Naval.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner .

Tokyo, Japan to Marseille is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tokyo to Marseille, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, La Ciotat
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Chateau Des Garcinieres (in Cogolin), Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez (in Saint-Tropez) and Bormes-Les-Mimosas (La Certosa di La Verne, Notre Dame De Constance, & more).

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael trip planner .

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Historic Sites Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Domaine Val d'Iris, Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez, Kelys, Chateau Des Garcinieres
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Notre Dame De Constance ©
Notre Dame De Constance
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

4
nights
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris.

For other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Nice journey planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Nice, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 21st (Thu), make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre, and finally make a trip to Tour du Nord. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then stroll through Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and then don't miss a visit to La Porte du Roy.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in November, expect Mont-Saint-Michel to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©

2
nights
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 23rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, stroll the grounds of Cimetières Militaires, then get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip planner .

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ranville, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Normandy American Cemetery, D-Day Monument
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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

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) and then examine the collection at Musee des Pecheries.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rouen journey maker app .

Drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Rouen are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fecamp, Fondation Claude Monet
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

5
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 Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

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You can take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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