32 days in France, Herm & St Peter Port Itinerary

32 days in France, Herm & St Peter Port Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Marseille, France
— 4 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 3 nights
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Nantes, France
— 3 nights
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Herm, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Nice, France — 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Village de Mougins (in Mougins), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip maker app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Nice is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Auckland in June, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 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.
Marseille is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marseille journey website.

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence, France — 3 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes), Mines de Bruoux (in Gargas) and Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, explore the world behind art at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, and contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence online trip planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France — 3 nights

Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is known for wildlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a pleasant ride with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer travel planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In June in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 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.
Lyon is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

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

You can fly from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning app.

You can fly from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Nantes.
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Nantes, France — 3 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nantes: Le Grand Defi (in Saint-Julien-des-Landes) and Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, take a stroll through Village de Trentemoult, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nantes driving holiday planning app.

You can fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Nantes sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Herm.
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Herm, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Herm is known for beaches and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Shell Beach, kick back and relax at Belvoir Bay Beach, and contemplate the long history of St Tugual's Chapel.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Herm tour itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nantes to Herm. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nantes to Herm. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Nantes in July: highs in Herm hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to St Peter Port.
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St Peter Port, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Step out of St Peter Port with an excursion to Elizabeth Castle in St. Helier--about 1h 25 min away.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the St Peter Port trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Herm to St Peter Port in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly 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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Guernsey travel guide

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