46 days in France Itinerary

46 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 7 nights
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
3
Bayeux
— 5 nights
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
5
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 6 nights
6
Carcassonne
— 5 nights
7
Marseille
— 5 nights
8
Saint-Tropez
— 6 nights
9
Nice
— 7 nights

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & La laiterie de propreté). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Le Marais, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

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Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Paris reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, don't miss a visit to La maison sublime, then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at Meshi Mushki, admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen tour planner.

Getting from Paris to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Rouen hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Giverny, Meshi Mushki
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat), Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur) and Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and enjoy the sand and surf at Omaha Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Bayeux sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Etretat, Ranville, Colleville-sur-Mer, Caen
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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

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 15th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel online driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

6
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Explore Sarlat-la-Caneda's surroundings by going to Chateau de Monbazillac (in Monbazillac), Bergerac Wine Tours (in Eymet) and Aquarium du Perigord Noir (in Le Bugue). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, and whizz through the canopy at VergtAventures.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda day trip tool.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. While traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Beynac-et-Cazenac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Grotte de Rouffignac, Lascaux Caves 4, Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne
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Bergerac Wine Tours ©
Bergerac Wine Tours
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud

5
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Leucate Jet Ski (in Port Leucate), Acroroc (in Saint-Martin-de-l'Arcon) and Basilique Saint-Sernin (in Toulouse). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Cité de Carcassonne, do a tasting at O'Vineyards, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu, and explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne road trip planning website.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July since evenings lows in Carcassonne dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Leucate Jet Ski, Acroroc, Musee Fabre, Mount Perdu, Basilique Saint-Sernin
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours ©
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes), Trolib (in Cassis) and Aix-en-Provence (Musee Granet, Tastes of Provence - Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, and take a tour by water with Peche. Calanques. Com.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cassis, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Route des Cretes
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

6
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer), Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens) and Parc St Bernard (in Hyeres). There's still lots to do: fly like a bird with Marine Air Sport, take in nature's colorful creations at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus, learn about winemaking at Domaine La Tourraque, and explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Grimaud, Cogolin, La Croix-Valmer, Frejus, Sainte-Maxime
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Marine Air Sport ©
Marine Air Sport
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lesgeckos (in Vence), Cannes (Monuments aux Morts, Lérins Islands, &more) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nice itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Nice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cannes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Lesgeckos, Massif de l'Esterel
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Lesgeckos ©
Lesgeckos
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

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