27 days in France Itinerary

27 days in France Itinerary

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27 days in France Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + train:  16​h 30​min
1
Bayeux
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Nice
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
La Croix-Valmer
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Le Pradet
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Seattle

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mont Saint-Michel and Normandy American Cemetery. Kids will enjoy Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant and Omaha Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Ranville (Pegasus Memorial & Cimetières Militaires), Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, brush up on your military savvy at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, and take in the history at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux online tour itinerary planner .

Seattle, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in June; daily highs in Bayeux reach 69°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ranville, Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, Mont Saint-Michel, Airborne Museum, Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen in Rouen--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris holiday planner.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall. Visiting Lérins Islands and Swim with Dolphins will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Nice to Mandelieu-la-Napoule to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Marineland, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nice visit planner .

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Lérins Islands, Marineland
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Calanque de Maubois. Attractions like Plage de l'Escalet and Abel Baliff Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Waterworld lake of gaudrade in Puget-sur-Argens (about 36 minutes away).

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

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in July, plan for little chillier nights in Saint-Raphael, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Les Gorges du Verdon, Plage de l'Escalet, Plage du Chateau, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Waterworld lake of gaudrade
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Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
La Croix-Valmer

La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Bring the kids along to Plage de Gigaro and Heraclee Beach. Get outdoors at La plage and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Croix-Valmer: Le Lavandou (Plage de Jean Blanc & Plage d'Aiguebelle) and Confiserie Azureenne (in Collobrieres). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle and explore the gorgeous colors at Le Cap Lardier.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read La Croix-Valmer itinerary builder website .

Getting from Saint-Raphael to La Croix-Valmer by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Le Pradet.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Confiserie Azureenne
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

2
nights
Le Pradet

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage noire du Langoustier, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Oursinieres, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage La Capte, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Pradeau, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sentier Jean Francois Jube.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Le Pradet trip planner .

Getting from La Croix-Valmer to Le Pradet by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from La Croix-Valmer in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Le Pradet: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Le Pradet

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste
Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier

4
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palais des Papes and Carrieres des Lumieres. Museum-lovers will get to explore Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and Musee Granet. Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Ciotat), Marseille (Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde & Abbaye Saint Victor) and Domaine Albin Jacumin (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Lourmarin.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Aix-en-Provence trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Le Pradet to Aix-en-Provence takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Marseille, Scuba & Snorkeling, Chateau de Lourmarin, Carrieres des Lumieres, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

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