44 days in France Itinerary

44 days in France Itinerary

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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Nice
— 7 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
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Hyeres
— 5 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Avignon
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne
— 5 nights
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Paris
— 7 nights

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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.
Bayeux is known for museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, and take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Bayeux is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Bayeux. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

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World heritage site
Mont Saint-Michel
4.3

7
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (La Croisette, Vieux Port, &more), Musee Picasso (in Antibes) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip maker website.

Fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In October, Nice is a bit warmer than Mont-Saint-Michel - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Neighborhood
Vieille Ville
4.7
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Art Museum
Musee Picasso
3.8

5
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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron), Sainte-Maxime (Kelys & Galerie Regard) and Roquebrune-sur-Argens (Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres & Golf de Roquebrune Resort). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, head outdoors with Cap du Dramont, admire the natural beauty at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus, and glide through the air with Marine Air Sport.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael journey planner.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Golf

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Parasailing / Paragliding
Marine Air Sport
4.8

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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: Pause Serenite (in La Croix-Valmer), Wine Tours Provence & Riviera (in Cogolin) and Les Murs Vegetaux (in Gassin). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Dune La Londe, test your team's savvy at 59Mn Chrono, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, and push the limits with AirVertical.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hyeres day trip tool.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

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Must see
Dune La Londe
4.9
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Historic Walking Area
Vieille Ville
4.5

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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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Paul Cezanne’s Studio, &more), Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume) and Cassis (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Port de Cassis). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Hyeres to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Marseille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Avignon

City of Popes

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.
Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles), Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). Dedicate the 4th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, test your problem-solving skills at Prizoners Montpellier, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, and don't miss a visit to Place Saint-Roch.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Avignon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Marseille to Avignon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November in Avignon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Palais des Papes
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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.
Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Escape Dimension La Croisee des Mondes (in Saleilles), Castillet (in Perpignan) and Massages Ayurvediques (in Sorede). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne tour planning website.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Cité de Carcassonne
4.5
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Religious Site
Basilique Saint-Sernin
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World heritage site
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, La Galerie des Batailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, visit Montmartre, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Carcassonne to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Carcassonne, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Must see
Arc de Triomphe
4.6
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Musee d'Orsay
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Eiffel Tower
4.5

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