43 days in France Itinerary

43 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 5 nights
2
Rouen
— 5 nights
3
Bayeux
— 5 nights
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 5 nights
5
Hyeres
— 6 nights
6
Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
7
Castellane
— 5 nights
8
Nice
— 6 nights

5
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris vacation maker website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Paris is an approximately 5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

5
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Cote d'Albatre), Le Memorial du 19 Aout 1942 (in Dieppe) and Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre (in Bretteville-du-Grand-Caux). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Maclou's Church, make a trip to La maison sublime, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Paris to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Rouen sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Etretat, Hippodrome de Dieppe, Jardins d'Angelique, Le Jardin Potager de Miromesnil, Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

5
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise), Cimetières Militaires (in Ranville) and La Roche d'Oetre (in Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and experience rural life at Ferme de Vailly.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Normandy American Cemetery, Ferme de Vailly, Cimetières Militaires
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

5
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Parc Regional Basse Normandie (in Domfront), Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets) and La Ferme du Cheval de Trait (in Juvigny-sous-Andaine). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pointe D'Agon, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parc Regional Basse Normandie, Zoo de Champrepus, Ecomusee de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Parc des Forges de Varenne, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©

6
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: La Certosa di La Verne (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), Le Lavandou (Plage de Jean Blanc, Plage d'Aiguebelle, &more) and Porquerolles Island (Plage d'Argent, Plage de la Courtade, &more). There's still lots to do: cool off at Aquavillage Parc, hike along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, stroll through Plage de l'Almanarre, and kick back and relax at Plage du Pradeau.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hyeres road trip planning site.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Hyeres in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Hyeres is somewhat warmer than Mont-Saint-Michel - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Porquerolles Island, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Londe Les Maures, Six-Fours-les-Plages
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Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Aquavillage Parc ©
Aquavillage Parc
Sentier sous marin ©
Sentier sous marin

5
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Etangs de Villepey (in Saint-Aygulf), Saint-Tropez (Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez, Rondini, &more) and Sainte-Maxime (Port de Sainte-Maxime, Zipline, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Calanque de Maubois, head outdoors with Sublim Sky, stroll through Plage du Chateau, and trek along La Pointe de l'Aiguille.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael travel route site.

Drive from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Saint-Tropez, Frejus, Theoule sur Mer, Etangs de Villepey
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Zipline
Calanque de Maubois ©
Calanque de Maubois
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)

5
nights
Castellane

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Castellane: Fort Vauban (in St Vincent les Forts), Lac de Saint-Apollinaire (in Saint Apollinaire) and Waterworld (in Puget-sur-Argens). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, and look and learn at Observatory (Observatoire Astronomique de Bauduen).

Plan my day in Castellane using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Castellane in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Entrevaux, La Vallee Sauvage, Les Penitents des Mees, Route des Cretes La Palud, Fort Vauban
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
River Rafting & Tubing

6
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Aqua Sport Evasion (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris), Grotte du Vallonnet (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Breil-sur-Roya). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, make a trip to Place Massena, and kick back and relax at Castel Plage.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

You can drive from Castellane to Nice in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Castellane in October, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Aqua Sport Evasion, Ruines du Village du Mont Bastide, Grotte du Vallonnet, Galerie Lifetime Gallery
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Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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