16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Portland
Bus + Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Nice
— 3 nights
+2
Tram + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
End: Portland

2
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Laser game Evolution (in Les-Pennes-Mirabeau) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, experience rural life at Var Lamas, explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, and get outside with Sentier sous marin.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip maker website.

Portland, USA to Marseille is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Portland to Marseille due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in March, you will find days in Marseille are warmer (61°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Palais des Papes, Sentier Jean Francois Jube, Laser game Evolution, Sentier sous marin, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:
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Sentier sous marin ©
Sentier sous marin
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

3
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 La Ferme des Cairns (in Seillans), Sainte-Maxime (Zipline & Domaine de La Pierre Plantee) and Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, play a few rounds at Golf de Cap Esterel, delve into the distant past at Barrage de Malpasset, and admire the natural beauty at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael journey planner.

Drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Frejus, La Ferme des Cairns, Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres, Massif du Tanneron
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Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
La Ferme des Cairns ©
La Ferme des Cairns

3
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, and steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nice online route builder.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 28th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, thenstroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, thenidentify plant and animal life at Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc, thenget your game on at RS Simulation, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux visit planning website.

You can do a combination of tram, flight, and car from Nice to Bayeux in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nice in March: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 52°F and lows are around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc, D-Day Monument, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery ©
Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip site.

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 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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

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