22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Savonnerie de Cassis (in Cassis), Dune La Londe (in La Londe Les Maures) and Parc Olbius-Riquier (in Hyeres). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary tool.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Marseille is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Addis Ababa, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Marseille, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Marseille

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dune La Londe ©
Dune La Londe
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, then indulge in some culinary diversions at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, and then test your team's savvy at Tourbillon Escape Game Toulouse - Ayguesvives.

Before you visit Carcassonne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Marseille to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours ©
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours
Tourbillon Escape Game Toulouse - Ayguesvives ©
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

2
nights
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 22nd (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, then walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon day trip site.

Getting from Carcassonne to Lyon by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In November, Lyon is slightly colder than Carcassonne - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

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

6
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, visit Le Marais, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from Lyon to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. November in Paris sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

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

2
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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 30th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then examine the collection at Musee du debarquement.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

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

1
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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 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Tour du Nord and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in December: highs in Nice hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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