22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Train:  3 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Lyon
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Montpellier
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Avignon
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Cannes
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Amsterdam

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Ile Saint-Louis and Paris Plage. Shop till you drop at Rue du Gros-Horloge and Champs-Elysees. Venture out of the city with trips to Rouen (Gros-Horloge & Historial Jeanne d’Arc). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris vacation planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Paris is an approximately 3.5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rouen
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Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Blandine, then get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the galleries of Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon. Keep things going the next day: visit The Presqu'ile, wander the streets of Place des Jacobins, and then explore the galleries of Fresque des Lyonnais.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Lyon trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Lyon are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Montpellier.

Things to do in Lyon

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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The Presqu'ile ©
The Presqu'ile
Fresque des Lyonnais ©
Fresque des Lyonnais
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

3
nights
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Porte du Peyrou and Chateau de Flaugergues. Appreciate the collections at Musee Saharien and Carre Sainte-Anne. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre, make a trip to Place Jean Jaures, admire the masterpieces at Musee du Vieux Montpellier, and go for a walk through Promenade du Peyrou.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Montpellier tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Montpellier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Basilique Notre-Dame-des-Tables ©
Basilique Notre-Dame-des-Tables
Porte du Peyrou ©
Porte du Peyrou
Musee Saharien ©
Musee Saharien

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilique Saint Pierre and Eglise St Symphorien. Palais du Roure and Musee du Petit Palais will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Distillerie A. Blachere, get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet, hunt for treasures at Avignon Les Halles, and savor the flavors at Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Avignon trip website.

Traveling by train from Montpellier to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais du Roure ©
Palais du Roure
Musee du Petit Palais ©
Musee du Petit Palais

3
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), stop by Musee du Savon de Marseille La Licorne. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vincent de Paul Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Laurent.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Avignon to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Marseille are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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St. Vincent de Paul Church ©
St. Vincent de Paul Church
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

2
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.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes, then stroll through Plage Mace, then take a tour of Vieux Port, and finally look for gifts at Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Marche Forville, then make a trip to Monuments aux Morts, then make a trip to Les Murs Peints, and finally make a trip to Le Monastere Fortifie.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cannes trip builder website.

You can drive from Marseille to Cannes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Marseille in July, you will find days in Cannes are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Shopping Beaches Outdoors
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Marche Forville ©
Marche Forville
Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie ©
Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie
Vieux Port ©
Vieux Port

3
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Saint-Paul de Vence and Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. Palais Lascaris and Galerie LYMPIA will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Place Rossetti, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, get your game on at SENSAS Nice, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip planner.

Traveling by train from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannes in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

St-Paul-de-Vence
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

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