23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Marseille
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Les Deux-Alpes
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Lyon
— 3 nights
Train
5
Marne-la-Vallee
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Paris
— 5 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Musée Marc Chagall and Musee National Fernand-Leger. Visit Vieille Ville and Place Garibaldi for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take a peaceful walk through Parc du Mont Boron, stroll around Le Jardin Albert 1er, and enjoy the sand and surf at Eze Sur Mer Strand.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nice sightseeing site.

Singapore, Singapore to Nice is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Nice due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Nice at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
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Marseille — 4 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Marche de Noailles, Palais Longchamp and Chateau d'If. You'll explore and learn at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and Musee d’Archeologie Mediterraneenne. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Palais du Pharo. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Panier and examine the collection at Centre de la Vieille Charite.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Marseille. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Les Deux-Alpes.
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Les Deux-Alpes — 3 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Les 2 Alpes and ESF Oz en Oisans. Attractions like Oz-en-Oisans and Firstrax Ski & Snowboard School make great kid-friendly stops.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Les Deux-Alpes tour planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Les Deux-Alpes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Marseille in December, expect Les Deux-Alpes to be slightly colder, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Lyon.
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Lyon — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Place des Terreaux, Vieux Lyon, Grand Hotel Dieu, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Mini World Lyon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Center - Confluence. On your second day here, stop by Seve Chocolatier, make a trip to Grand Hotel Dieu, then don't miss a visit to La Place Bellecour, and finally make a trip to Place des Terreaux.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip planner.

You can drive from Les Deux-Alpes to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Lyon sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a train to Marne-la-Vallee.
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Marne-la-Vallee — 3 nights

As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney Village and Disneyland Paris. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee de la Grande Guerre and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marne-la-Vallee tour itinerary site.

Take a train from Lyon to Marne-la-Vallee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Marne-la-Vallee, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. You will leave for Paris on the 14th (Wed).
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Paris — 5 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.
Parc Asterix has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Latin Quarter. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac and Île de la Cité. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, admire the landmark architecture of La Madeleine, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Paris is very close to Marne-la-Vallee. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.
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