36 days in France Itinerary

36 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Rouen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bayeux
— 4 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
4
Avignon
— 5 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Marseille
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Nice
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Chicago

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. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris online road trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Fecamp (Palais Benedictine, Musee des Pecheries, &more), Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Chemin des Douaniers) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Du Tilleul, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Rouen trip maker site.

Take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Rouen, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fecamp, Etretat, Cimetiere Marin, Plage Du Tilleul, Fondation Claude Monet
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, and get outside with Norman'Air.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, Memorial de Caen, Norman'Air
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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

5
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Canoe Evasion (in Fontaine de Vaucluse), Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes) and Syndicat d'Initiative de Visan (in Visan). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, explore the ancient world of Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine, steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, and view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Avignon driving holiday planning website.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Bayeux to Avignon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, Avignon is somewhat warmer than Bayeux - with highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Gordes, Les Baux de Provence, Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt, Canoe Evasion, Syndicat d'Initiative de Visan
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Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo ©
Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Bestouan Beach (in Cassis), Giens (Eglise Saint-Pierre & Port du Niel) and Hyeres (Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, la tribu bulles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Marseille road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyeres, Aix-en-Provence, La Ciotat, Bestouan Beach
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5
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron), Association Aeronautique Provence Cote d'Azur (in Fayence) and Sainte-Maxime (Scuba & Snorkeling, Zipline, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Guerrevieille, relax in the rural setting at La Ferme des Cairns, and stroll through Les Balcons du Cap Roux.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, La Croix-Valmer, Saint-Tropez, Massif du Tanneron, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Nice

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Espace de l'Art Concret - Centre d'art contemporain d'interet national (in Mouans-Sartoux), Monuments aux Morts (in Cannes) and Biot (La Verrerie de Biot & Eglise de Biot). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nice vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in June, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (76°F), and nights are a bit warmer (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Biot, Espace de l'Art Concret - Centre d'art contemporain d'interet national, Monuments aux Morts, Marché provençal
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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