20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Marseille
— 2 nights
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
3
Nice
— 4 nights
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
6
Rouen
— 2 nights
7
Paris
— 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Paul Cezanne’s Studio), Laser game Evolution (in Les-Pennes-Mirabeau) and La Ciotat (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Route des Cretes). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, and don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Marseille route planner.

Calgary, Canada to Marseille is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Calgary to Marseille due to the time zone difference. In May, Marseille is somewhat warmer than Calgary - with highs of °C and lows of °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

Aix-en-Provence, La Ciotat, Laser game Evolution, Palais des Papes
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Grimaud (Plage de Guerrevieille & Plage du Gros Pin) and La Croix-Valmer (Le Cap Lardier & Plage de Sylvabelle). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, and take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire Locale et des Traditions.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael trip itinerary 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 May, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Grimaud, La Croix-Valmer, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Musee d'Histoire Locale et des Traditions
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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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nice online route planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time 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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, thenidentify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel itinerary maker.

You can fly from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, Mont-Saint-Michel is little chillier than Nice - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
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.
On the 26th (Tue), get outside with Norman'Air, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, thentake an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, thenstroll the grounds of Cimetières Militaires, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bayeux day trip planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ranville, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Normandy American Cemetery, Norman'Air, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, thenadmire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and then don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) and then see the interesting displays at Musee des Pecheries.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen road trip planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rouen are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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