19 days in France Itinerary

19 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Toulon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grimaud
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 5 nights
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Paris

— 4 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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Paris. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Toulon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Toulon

— 4 nights
Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Get out of town with these interesting Toulon side-trips: Hyeres (Spas, Notre Dame de Consolation, &more), La Ciotat (Musee Ciotaden, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, &more) and Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis (in Cassis). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Virtual Room Toulon, don't miss a visit to Cimetiere militaire franco-italien, expand your understanding of the military at La Batterie du Cap Negre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint Pierre Du Brusc.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Toulon holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Toulon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Toulon is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Grimaud.

Things to do in Toulon

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grimaud

— 4 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Grimaud: Saint-Raphael (Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire, Total Xscape, &more), Eglise Collegiale de la Nativite de Notre-Dame (in Pignans) and Roquebrune-sur-Argens (Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres & Maison du Patrimoine).

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grimaud driving holiday planner.

Drive from Toulon to Grimaud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Toulon in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grimaud, with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Grimaud

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks

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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Vieille Ville, have some family-friendly fun at AviaSim Nice, make a trip to Place Massena, and get outside with Cascade de Gairaut.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Grimaud to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grimaud in December since evenings lows in Nice dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games

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.