12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 2 nights
2
Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
3
Marseille
— 2 nights
4
Bayeux
— 1 night
5
Paris
— 3 nights

2
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nice vacation planning website.

Newark, USA to Nice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Newark in April since evenings lows in Nice dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

2
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Notre Dame d‘Afrique and then don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, learn about winemaking at Domaine Val d'Iris, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Kelys, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael day trip app.

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. When traveling from Nice in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Saint-Raphael: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Wineries · Classes

Side Trips

Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez, Kelys, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Domaine Val d'Iris
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Domaine Val d'Iris ©
Domaine Val d'Iris
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Notre Dame d‘Afrique ©
Notre Dame d‘Afrique

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Montagne Sainte Victoire, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, and then cruise along Calanque de Port-Miou.

To find out how to plan a trip to Marseille, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Montagne Sainte Victoire, Calanque de Port-Miou
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Montagne Sainte Victoire ©
Montagne Sainte Victoire

1
night
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 9th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux online trip maker.

You can fly from Marseille to Bayeux in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Marseille in April; daily highs in Bayeux reach 58°F and lows reach 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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