22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris
— 2 nights
Train
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Boulogne-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Villers-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive to Nantes, Fly to Nice
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Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cassis
— 2 nights
Train
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Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Annecy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Paris
— 2 nights
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Paris

— 2 nights

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.
On the 17th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Palais Royal, then don't miss a visit to Rue Montorgueil, and finally head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Latin Quarter, and then learn about all things military at The Army Museum.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris route builder site.

Vancouver, Canada to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Boulogne-sur-Mer

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Musee 39-45, appreciate the history behind The Burghers of Calais, and then examine the collection at La Cite De La Dentelle Et De La Mode De Calais. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Beffroi, steep yourself in history at Fort de la Creche, then steep yourself in history at The Beuriere House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Ephemere.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Boulogne-sur-Mer trip maker app.

Drive from Paris to Boulogne-sur-Mer in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Villers-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Boulogne-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Villers-sur-Mer

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): kick back and relax at Plage de Cabourg, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetières Militaires, and then contemplate the long history of Pegasus Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Deauville Beach, stroll around Le Parc Naturel du Marais, and then look for gifts at Cremerie Normande.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Villers-sur-Mer trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Villers-sur-Mer in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Villers-sur-Mer

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Bayeux

— 2 nights
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 (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Musee Baron Gerard, then witness the site of a historic battle at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, then stroll around Jardin Public de Bayeux, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Musee D-Day Omaha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, then contemplate the long history of Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain, and then make a trip to Richard D. Winters Leadership monumen.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip maker website.

Getting from Villers-sur-Mer to Bayeux by car takes about an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Nice

— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palais de la Prefecture and Quai des Etats Unis. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, steep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Bayeux to Nice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Nice is somewhat warmer than Bayeux - with highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Cassis.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Cassis

— 2 nights
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel Church, then get outside with Cape Canaille, and then take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the pleasant sights at Calanque de Port-Miou, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Port de Cassis.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cassis journey planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Cassis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Cassis. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Avignon

— 2 nights

City of Popes

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 30th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wine Safari, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at Le Gout des Autres - Wine Prestige Tour, then sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, and then don't miss a visit to Pont d'Avignon.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Avignon trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Cassis to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Annecy

— 3 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Vieille Ville and Eglise Saint-Francois. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Pont des Amours, explore the activities along Lake Annecy, take in the waterfront at Le Paquier, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Voie Verte du Lac d'Annecy.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Annecy online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Annecy takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Avignon in October: high temperatures in Annecy hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Paris

— 2 nights

City of Light

Explore hidden gems such as Le Trocadero et son esplanade and Jardin des Tuileries. See some other sides of Paris: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Annecy to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Deauville travel guide

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Beaches · Casinos · Specialty Museums
Deauville is a commune in the Calvados département in the Normandy region in northwestern France.With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France. As the closest seaside resort to Paris, the city and its region of the Côte Fleurie (Flowery Coast) has long been home to French high society's seaside houses and is often referred to as the Parisian riviera. Since the 19th century, the town of Deauville has been a fashionable holiday resort for the international upper class. Deauville is also a desirable family resort for the wealthy. In France, it is known perhaps above all for its role in Proust's In Search of Lost Time.

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