32 days in France, Poland & Greece Itinerary

32 days in France, Poland & Greece Itinerary

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32 days in France, Poland & Greece Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  15​h
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
7
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

5
nights
Paris, France

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip site .

Cape Town, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Paris. Traveling from Cape Town in November, you will find days in Paris are colder (12°C), and nights are slightly colder (6°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise), Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux road trip planning site .

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Abbaye aux Dames, Pegasus Memorial, Normandy American Cemetery, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
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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

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 9th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mont-Saint-Michel vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Nice, France

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Mt Boron, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Place du General de Gaulle.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nice online tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Massif de l'Esterel
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Marseille, France

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Musee Granet, & more), Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and Cape Canaille (in Cassis). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, head outdoors with Route des Cretes, have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution, and experience rural life at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in December since evenings lows in Marseille dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Palais des Papes, Cape Canaille, Route des Cretes, Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

4
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Change things up with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Cracow Shooting Academy, and take a stroll through Stare Miasto.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Krakow takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in December, expect Krakow to be a bit cooler, temps between 5°C and -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum in Warsaw, explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and get your game on at Room Escape Warszawa.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Warsaw travel route planner.

Take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Room Escape Warszawa ©
Room Escape Warszawa
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Go for a jaunt from Athens to Mycenae to see Archaeological Site Mycenae about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Monastiraki, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Athens tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Warsaw to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In December, Athens is a bit warmer than Warsaw - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, Ancient Thera
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Helicopter Tours
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Wine Tours & Tastings

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