32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 7 nights
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Marseille
— 4 nights
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Avignon
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
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Paris
— 6 nights

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Nice

Nice ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate La Croisette and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musee Matisse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Eglise de Biot (in Biot), Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes) and St-Paul-de-Vence (Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs & Saint-Paul de Vence). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip builder site.

Tampa, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tampa to Nice. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tampa in January: high temperatures in Nice hover around 56°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Neighborhood
Vieille Ville
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Saint-Paul de Vence
4.6

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Marseille

Marseille ©

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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee Granet and Fondation Vasarely. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Clos Sainte Magdeleine (in Cassis), Domaine CROIX ROUSSE (in Puget-Ville) and Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau & Paul Cezanne’s Studio). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, wander the streets of The Panier, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Laurent.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in January, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

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5
nights
Avignon

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palais des Papes and Musee Calvet. Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Domaine de Mourchon (in Seguret), Nuances du Sud (in Beaumes-de-Venise) and Mazan (Auberge du Vin & Chateau la Croix des Pins). Dedicate the 24th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon, and learn about winemaking at Vignobles Mayard.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon trip planner.

Getting from Marseille to Avignon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Avignon when traveling from Marseille in January, with lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Palais des Papes
4.3
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Bridge
Pont d'Avignon
3.6

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Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, and finally look for gifts at Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gimer Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne Center trip tool.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne Center takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Carcassonne Center, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
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World heritage site
Cité de Carcassonne
4.5
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Historic Site
Cathar Castles
4.8
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Castle
Chateau Comtal
4.4

5
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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite). Get some historical perspective at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye and Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Eglise Saint-Pierre (in Caen), Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Domaine Dupont (in Victot-Pontfol). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Carrouges.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux road trip site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Carcassonne Center to Bayeux takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:
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Paris

Paris ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Montmartre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Paris sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
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Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5
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Must see
Musee d'Orsay
4.7

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