44 days in France Itinerary

44 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
— 4 nights
5
Avignon
— 3 nights
6
Marseille
— 4 nights
7
Hyeres
— 5 nights
8
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
9
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip app.

Medellin, Colombia to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Medellin to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Medellin in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 13:
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

5
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Etretat (Porte d’Aval, Chemin des Douaniers, &more), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon (in Vernon). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, make a trip to La maison sublime, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Rouen, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Etretat, Fecamp, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, Laser Game Evolution, Fondation Claude Monet
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Cimetières Militaires (in Ranville), Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise) and Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (in Cintheaux). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux vacation planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Caen, Flamanville, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Cap Carteret, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:
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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

4
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Get out of town with these interesting Mont-Saint-Michel side-trips: Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel (in Avranches), Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets) and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, experience rural life at La Ferme du Cheval de Trait, don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Hambye, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel attractions planning tool.

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Juvigny-sous-Andaine, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel, Abbaye de Hambye, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
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Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©

3
nights
Avignon

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), La Petite Ferme (in Villes-sur-Auzon) and Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue (in Arles). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, examine the collection at Musee Angladon, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo, and contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Avignon travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Avignon in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. While traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Avignon, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Gordes, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Mines de Bruoux, Carrieres des Lumieres, La Petite Ferme
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

4
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: La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Stand-Up Paddleboarding), La Cavale (in Cucuron) and Cassis (Bestouan Beach & Cape Canaille). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere de la Treille, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and see the interesting displays at Musee Granet.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip planner.

Drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Marseille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, La Ciotat, Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, La Cavale
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:
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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

5
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 Hyeres' surroundings by going to Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle & Plage de Jean Blanc), Cogolin (Sentier des Cretes & Parcours Decouverte : Les Activites Traditionnelles de la Vallee de la Mole) and Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage noire du Langoustier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Capelan, and relax in the rural setting at Var Lamas.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hyeres online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Hyeres are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bandol, Six-Fours-les-Plages, Le Lavandou, Cogolin, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 10:
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Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
Plage d'Aiguebelle ©
Plage d'Aiguebelle
Plage La Capte ©
Plage La Capte

4
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Plage des Canebiers (in Saint-Tropez) and Sainte-Maxime (Promenade Aymeric Simon Loriere, Zipline, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, enjoy the sand and surf at Abel Baliff Beach, and stroll through Frejus Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael trip itinerary app.

Getting from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Frejus, Plage des Canebiers, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:
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Abel Baliff Beach ©
Abel Baliff Beach
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Calanque de Maubois ©
Calanque de Maubois

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) (in Antibes) and A.I.R. Vallauris (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary 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 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, Eze Sur Mer Strand, A.I.R. Vallauris
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 20:
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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