22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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22 days in France Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Chamonix
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Six-Fours-les-Plages
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
La Croix-Valmer
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, have some family-friendly fun at FlyView, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Paris trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Johannesburg in May, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Venture out of the city with trips to Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac (in Audrix), Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac) and Le Regourdou (in Lascaux). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, make a trip to Grotte du Grand Roc, and get outside with Velorail.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Paris in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Gouffre de Padirac, Velorail, Le Regourdou
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

2
nights
Chamonix

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 18th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Domaine des Planards, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally get all the equipment you need at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Vallee Blanche and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chamonix tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Chamonix takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Parks Nature
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River Rafting & Tubing
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Ludiparc (in La Colle sur Loup), Cannes (Academie de L'Air & Lérins Islands) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule). There's more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nice visit website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Chamonix to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Six-Fours-les-Plages.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannes, Ludiparc, Marineland, Scuba & Snorkeling, Zipline
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

3
nights
Six-Fours-les-Plages

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Six-Fours-les-Plages: Calanque la Galere (in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer), La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Le Bois des Lutins (in Peypin).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Six-Fours-les-Plages trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Nice to Six-Fours-les-Plages takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Six-Fours-les-Plages

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bandol, La Ciotat, Sentier Jean Francois Jube, Sentier sous marin, Le Bois des Lutins
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Le Bois des Lutins ©
Le Bois des Lutins
Sentier sous marin ©
Sentier sous marin

6
nights
La Croix-Valmer

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. Explore La Croix-Valmer's surroundings by going to Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Scuba & Snorkeling & Domaine Sainte Marie) and Le Lavandou (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, & more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Sylvabelle, trek along Sentier Botanique, see the vivid underwater world at Le Cap Lardier, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our La Croix-Valmer trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Six-Fours-les-Plages to La Croix-Valmer takes 1.5 hours. May in La Croix-Valmer sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Cogolin, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Mene
Find places to stay May 25 — 31:
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

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