18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris online trip itinerary maker.

Cancun, Mexico to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cancun to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cancun in October, expect Paris to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, thenstroll the grounds of Cimetières Militaires, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Dames.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary site.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Abbaye aux Dames, Cimetières Militaires, D-Day Monument, Normandy American Cemetery, 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

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night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 12th (Mon), make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, and then make a trip to Tour du Nord.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip builder site.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. In October in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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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: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a stroll through The Panier, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip website.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Marseille by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in October, you will find days in Marseille are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, and then stop by Catalan Bougie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Golf de Cap Esterel, trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Francois de Paule, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument aux Morts.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frejus, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
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Golf de Cap Esterel ©
Golf de Cap Esterel
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Chapelle Saint-Francois de Paule ©
Chapelle Saint-Francois de Paule

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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: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris, make a trip to Place Massena, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nice trip app.

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 October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
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Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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