18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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1
Nice
— 3 nights
2
Montpellier
— 2 nights
3
Lyon
— 3 nights
4
Paris
— 8 nights

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saint-Paul de Vence and Place Garibaldi. Visiting Castel Plage and Lérins Islands will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Nice journey maker tool.

Genoa, Italy to Nice is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. February in Nice sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lérins Islands, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

2
nights
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 13th (Mon), kick back and relax at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Domaine de l'Arjolle, look for gifts at Le Wine Shop, then look for gifts at Bonbon Factory, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Montpellier road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Montpellier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Montpellier sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, Bonbon Factory, Domaine de l'Arjolle, Le Wine Shop
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach ©
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre
Domaine de l'Arjolle ©
Domaine de l'Arjolle

3
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Place Bellecour and Secrets d'Apiculteur. Cite medievale de Perouges and Fourviere Hill will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Lyon with a short trip to La Roche de Solutre in Solutre-Pouilly, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Montpellier to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Montpellier, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lyon, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

La Roche de Solutre, Cite medievale de Perouges
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Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema

8
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.
Eiffel Tower has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chartres Cathedral and Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau). Head to Champs-Elysees and Edwart Chocolatierfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères (in Ingrannes), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Le Bois des Aigles (in Balines). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the activities along Seine River, take a stroll through Place de la Bastille, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

Make your Paris itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Take a train from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau), Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères, Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral, Le Bois des Aigles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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