18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Paris
— 5 nights
Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Fly
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Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 5 nights
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Paris

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Paris is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in June; daily highs in Paris reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 7th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

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You can do a combination of train and taxi from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Mont-Saint-Michel are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bayeux

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Go for a jaunt from Bayeux to Sainte-Mere-Eglise to see Airborne Museum about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

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Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Marseille

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Trolib (in Cassis), Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

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Getting from Bayeux to Marseille by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in June; daily highs in Marseille reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nice

— 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more) and Be Free To Dive (in Villeneuve-Loubet). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

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Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.