32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

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32 days in France Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Nice
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Marseille
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Bayeux
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rouen
— 5 nights
6
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Coimbatore

5
nights
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: Cannes (Les Murs Peints, Lérins Islands, & more) and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) (in Antibes). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, look for gifts at VinAzur - Vins de provence, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nice online trip maker .

Coimbatore, India to Nice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Coimbatore to Nice. Traveling from Coimbatore in July, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, VinAzur - Vins de provence, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

5
nights
Saint-Raphael

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Londe Les Maures), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Saint-Aygulf) and Grimaud (Port Grimaud & Chateau de Grimaud).

To find out how to plan a trip to Saint-Raphael, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Saint-Raphael, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Frejus, Grimaud, Scuba & Snorkeling, Grande Plage du Lavandou, The Orange Tree Galerie
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

5
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Stand-Up Paddleboarding), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Cassis) and Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, stroll through Plage La Capte, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame du Mai.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille route planner .

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, La Ciotat, Hyeres, Notre Dame du Mai
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

5
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Mont-Saint-Michel (Terrasse de l'Ouest & Mont Saint-Michel), Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets) and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Bayeux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Bayeux is little chillier than Marseille - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Falaise, Mont-Saint-Michel, Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), Memorial de Caen, Golf miniature
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

5
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Fecamp (Palais Benedictine & Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite)), Giverny (Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny & Fondation Claude Monet) and Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Vieux, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cimetiere Marin.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rouen day trip site .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fecamp, Etretat, Amiens, Giverny, Cimetiere Marin
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rouen in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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