12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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12 days in France Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Muscat

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Paris Catacombs and Musee Jacquemart-Andre. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and don't miss a visit to Ile Saint-Louis.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris holiday builder app .

Muscat, Oman to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Muscat to Paris. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Muscat in August; daily highs in Paris reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Les Andelys, Palace of Versailles, Fondation Claude Monet
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
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 18th (Tue), head off the coast to Chateau d'If. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then make a trip to Basilique du Sacre-Ceour, and finally examine the collection at Chateau Borely Marseille.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille travel planning app .

Getting from Paris to Marseille by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, Marseille is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Aix-en-Provence
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Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio

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.
Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Lérins Islands and La Croisette. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Ile Sainte-Marguerite (in Cannes), Cote Plongee (in Juan-les-Pins) and Chapelle de Notre-Dame de Vie (in Mougins). The adventure continues: glide through the air with Cap Ferrat Watersports, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and examine the collection at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Nice tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cannes, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Chapelle de Notre-Dame de Vie, Cote Plongee, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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