18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Chamonix
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Saint-Raphael
— 1 night
Drive
6
Cassis
— 3 nights
Drive to Marseille Provence Airport, Fly to Murtala Muhammed International Airport

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Paris

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.
Kids will enjoy Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, take in the views from Pont Alexandre III, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris online trip itinerary builder.

Lagos, Nigeria to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. In July, Paris is a bit cooler than Lagos - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

2
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with a canoë raid, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and then stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip tool.

Fly from Paris to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

3
nights
Chamonix

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Aiguille du Midi. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons, enjoy breathtaking views from Step Into the Void, explore the activities along Lac Blanc, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc de Merlet.

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You can drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Chamonix in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

4
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Nice

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.
Bring the kids along to Marineland and Vieille Ville. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Castel Plage, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, get outside with Route Napoleon, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip website.

Getting from Chamonix to Nice by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

1
night
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
On the 28th (Wed), see the vivid underwater world at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), then see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, then get outside with Sublim Sky, and finally appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Nice to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Saint-Raphael when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

3
nights
Cassis

Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Ile de Bendor, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Adventure, and then hike along Sentier Littoral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Calanques and then get a dose of the wild on Trolib.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cassis road trip website.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Cassis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · 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.