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
3
Honfleur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive to Nantes, Fly to Nice
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Nice
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Cassis
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Lyon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Annecy
— 3 nights
Train
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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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, stop by Le Marais, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and take in panoramic vistas at Montparnasse Tower.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Boulogne-sur-Mer

— 2 nights
On the 20th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nausicaa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage De Boulogne Sur Mer, and then trek along Promenade des Remparts.

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Getting from Paris to Boulogne-sur-Mer by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daytime highs in Boulogne-sur-Mer are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Honfleur.

Things to do in Boulogne-sur-Mer

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Honfleur

— 2 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll around Les Jardins d'Etretat, get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, and then kick back and relax at Deauville Beach. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Vieux Bassin, then contemplate the long history of Memorial Samuel de Champlain, then snap pictures at Pont de Normandie, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Honfleur day trip tool.

Getting from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Honfleur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Honfleur can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then awaken your taste buds at Cave Cidricole Lecornu, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, take in the history at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee D-Day Omaha.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Bayeux holiday builder app.

Getting from Honfleur to Bayeux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Nice

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Sun), make a trip to Place Massena, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and then contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nice trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bayeux to Nice takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in September; daily highs in Nice reach 28°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cassis.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Cassis

— 3 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. Cassis is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Route des Cretes, head outdoors with Calanque d'En-Vau, walk around Parc du Mugel, and take a leisurely stroll along Port de Cassis.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cassis holiday planner.

Drive from Nice to Cassis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cassis, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

Lyon

— 2 nights

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.
On the 30th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at AviaSim Lyon, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip planning website.

Fly from Cassis to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Cassis in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Lyon. You will leave for Annecy on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks
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 find plenty of places to visit near Annecy: Vitam (in Neydens), La Fontaine des Eléphants (in Chambery) and Walibi Rhone-Alpes (in Les Avenieres). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, snap pictures at Pont des Amours, walk around Parc Charles Bosson, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saleve.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Annecy road trip site.

Drive from Lyon to Annecy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Annecy, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Paris

— 2 nights

City of Light

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee De Cluny.

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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

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

France travel guide

4.3
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.