19 days in France Itinerary

19 days in France Itinerary

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Lyon
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Hyeres
— 1 night
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 5 nights

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Lyon

Lyon ©

Culinary Capital of France

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lyon road trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Lyon is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lyon: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

Medieval Heart of France

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.
On the 4th (Wed), snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), visit Cité de Carcassonne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then let your taste buds guide you at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip planner.

You can take a train from Lyon to Carcassonne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours ©
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge) ©
Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge)

2
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then take a stroll through The Panier, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel Church, surround yourself with nature on Trolib, then steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Trolib ©
Trolib
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

1
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Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): test your team's savvy at 59Mn Chrono, then get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, and then stroll around Parc Olbius-Riquier.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dune La Londe ©
Dune La Londe
Parc Olbius-Riquier ©
Parc Olbius-Riquier
59Mn Chrono ©
59Mn Chrono

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Nice

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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel journey website.

You can fly from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nice in November, expect Mont-Saint-Michel to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 13th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux tour itinerary planner.

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 November, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

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Paris

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Paris are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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