26 days in France Itinerary

26 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 4 nights
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Hyeres
— 4 nights
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Marseille
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
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Paris
— 6 nights

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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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Avenue Jean Medecin, admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice travel tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Nice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Nice. Traveling from Sao Paulo in November, expect Nice to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Grand Casino Partouche Bandol (in Bandol), Confiserie Azureenne (in Collobrieres) and La Certosa di La Verne (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). There's lots more to do: stroll around Parc Olbius-Riquier, admire the landmark architecture of Church St Francis of Assisi, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Anglicane, and stop by La maison des confitures.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hyeres route builder website.

Getting from Nice to Hyeres by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Notre Dame de Consolation ©
Notre Dame de Consolation
Parc Olbius-Riquier ©
Parc Olbius-Riquier
Confiserie Azureenne ©
Confiserie Azureenne

4
nights
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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to La Ciotat (Musee des Chantiers Naval & Le Cassetin du Diable), Cassis (Casino Barriere de Cassis & Cape Canaille) and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and take a stroll through The Panier.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille visit app.

You can drive from Hyeres to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Marseille sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

2
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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 12th (Sat): make a trip to La Porte D'aude, visit Cité de Carcassonne, then snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), then do a tasting at Winemaker Workshops, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, then make a trip to Carriere De Marbre Rouge Du Roy, and then admire the masterpieces at La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne travel planner.

Getting from Marseille to Carcassonne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge) ©
Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge)
La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco ©
La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Ferme Sainte Claire (in Englesqueville-la-Percee) and Andouillerie de la Baleine (in Gavray). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, take a memorable drive along Les Falaises d'Arromanches, relax in the rural setting at Ferme de Vailly, and admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Carcassonne to Bayeux takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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