17 days in Raleigh & France Itinerary

17 days in Raleigh & France Itinerary

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Raleigh, United States
— 3 nights
2
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
3
Saint-Raphael, France
— 2 nights
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
5
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
6
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights

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Raleigh, United States

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 20th (Wed), explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, have some family-friendly fun at Urban Axes Durham, and then admire the natural beauty at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park, then walk around Pullen Park, and finally trek along Neuse River Trail.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Raleigh trip maker website.

Seattle to Raleigh is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect Raleigh to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Urban Axes Durham
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Neuse River Trail ©
Neuse River Trail
Urban Axes Durham ©
Urban Axes Durham
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

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Marseille, France

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 23rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then cruise along Route des Cretes, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

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Getting from Raleigh to Marseille by flight takes about 14.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Raleigh in May, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Calanques, Route des Cretes, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence
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Calanques ©
Calanques

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Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, then don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, and then take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire Locale et des Traditions. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Heraclee Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Murs Vegetaux, and then stroll through Plage de Guerrevieille.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael online route planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Les Murs Vegetaux, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Musee d'Histoire Locale et des Traditions, Heraclee Beach, Plage de Guerrevieille
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Les Murs Vegetaux ©
Les Murs Vegetaux
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Notre Dame d‘Afrique ©
Notre Dame d‘Afrique

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Nice, France

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: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planning website.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Nice sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Marineland
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Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel attractions app.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nice in May: high temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 62°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 31st (Sun), explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Pegasus Memorial, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

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Take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Normandy American Cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
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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

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Paris, France

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 lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris sightseeing 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. June in Paris sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough 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
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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