20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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20 days in France Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nice
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Rouen
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Calgary

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Ciotat (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Route des Cretes), Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Paul Cezanne’s Studio) and Palais des Papes (in Avignon). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get your game on at Laser game Evolution, and make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marseille travel itinerary planner .

Calgary, Canada to Marseille is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Marseille is 8 hours. Traveling from Calgary in May, expect Marseille to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Aix-en-Provence, Laser game Evolution, Palais des Papes
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Grimaud (Plage de Guerrevieille & Plage du Gros Pin) and La Croix-Valmer (Le Cap Lardier & Plage de Sylvabelle).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael online itinerary planner .

Getting from Marseille to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Grimaud, Musee d'Histoire Locale et des Traditions, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier

4
nights
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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Nice tour itinerary builder app .

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. May in Nice sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Marineland
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, then identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in May, expect Mont-Saint-Michel to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get outside with Norman'Air, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetières Militaires, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux vacation website .

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ranville, Normandy American Cemetery, Norman'Air, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 28th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) and then see the interesting displays at Musee des Pecheries.

Start your trip to Rouen by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Rouen, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fecamp, Fondation Claude Monet
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris journey maker site .

Getting from Rouen to Paris by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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