36 days in France Itinerary

36 days in France Itinerary

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Marseille
— 4 nights
2
Avignon
— 6 nights
3
Carcassonne Center
— 4 nights
4
Cannes
— 6 nights
5
Paris
— 6 nights
6
Bayeux
— 5 nights
7
Tour-en-Sologne
— 3 nights

4
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Visit Paul Cezanne’s Studio and Chateau d'If for their historical value. Family-friendly places like CIP Marseille and Montagne Sainte Victoire will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Musee Granet (in Aix-en-Provence), Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles) and Mercantour National Park (in Roubion). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques and stop by Trois Fenetres.

Discover how to plan a Marseille trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Marseille is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Islamabad to Marseille due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Islamabad in November, you will find days in Marseille are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Montagne Sainte Victoire, Mercantour National Park
Highlights from your plan
Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

6
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Attractions like Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon make great kid-friendly stops. Do some cultural sightseeing at Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo and Ile de la Barthelasse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon), Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine (in Vaison-la-Romaine) and Mt Ventoux (in Brantes). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at The Camargue. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, do a tasting at Les Caves Saint Charles, take in the dramatic natural features at Les Gorges de Regalon, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Lourmarin.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Avignon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gordes, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Arenes de Nimes, Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine, Les Gorges de Regalon
Highlights from your plan
Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo ©
Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres

4
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Visit Cité de Carcassonne and Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Carcassonne Cathedral and Chateau Comtal. Step out of Carcassonne Center to go to Niaux and see Grotte de Niaux, which is approximately 1h 30 min away.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center trip planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne Center takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

O'Vineyards, Grotte de Niaux
Highlights from your plan
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

6
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Rue d'Antibes and La Croisette are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Port Grimaud 1 Beach and Castel Plage. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Lac De Sainte Croix (in Aiguines), Plage de Pampelonne (in Ramatuelle) and Nice (Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya & Vieille Ville). There's lots more to do: browse the fresh offerings at Marche Forville, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac d'Allos, stop by CAVE RIVIERA CANNES, and explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cannes tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Cannes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Carcassonne Center in December, expect nights in Cannes to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Cannes

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Nice, Lac De Sainte Croix, Port Grimaud 1 Beach, Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Plage de Pampelonne
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Head to Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cannes to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Cannes in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

5
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll get in some beach time at Omaha Beach and Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal. Step out of the city life by going to Deauville Beach and Juno Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James), Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise) and Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, look for gifts at H2O Parapluies, and find something for the whole family at Impact Game.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux travel itinerary planner.

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 December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Tour-en-Sologne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Mont Saint-Michel, Ferme pedagogique de OUEZY - CANON, Omaha Beach, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

3
nights
Tour-en-Sologne

Tour-en-Sologne
Appreciate the collections at Chateau de Chenonceau and Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci. Chateau de Chambord and Chateau de Cheverny will appeal to history buffs. Explore Tour-en-Sologne's surroundings by going to Chateau de Langeais (in Langeais), Chateau Royal d'Amboise (in Amboise) and Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry).

To find out how to plan a trip to Tour-en-Sologne, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bayeux to Tour-en-Sologne in 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bayeux in December since evenings lows in Tour-en-Sologne dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tour-en-Sologne

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cheverny, Amboise, Chambord, Blois, Chateau de Langeais
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord

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