21 days in France Itinerary

21 days in France Itinerary

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1
Marseille
— 4 nights
2
Nice
— 6 nights
3
Avignon
— 4 nights
4
Paris
— 6 nights

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Cassis (Calanque d'En-Vau, Cassis Forest, &more), Ile Verte (in La Ciotat) and Plage noire du Langoustier (in Hyeres). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille online itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Marseille is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Marseille when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 66°F. You will leave for Nice on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Cassis, Ile Verte, Plage noire du Langoustier
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Trolib ©
Trolib
Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Brocante Au Bucheron (in Saint-Aygulf), Cannes (Le Suquet & La Croisette) and Saint-Raphael (TakSea & Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire). Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, get outside with FitHub, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary planning website.

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 81°F by day to 71°F at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Saint-Raphael, Marineland, Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, Brocante Au Bucheron
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TakSea ©
TakSea
Marineland ©
Marineland
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

4
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon) and K-Lade (in Gordes). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, see Offroad Adventure 07, learn about winemaking at Les Vignerons de Tavel, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon online journey planner.

Drive from Nice to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Avignon, with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Avignon

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Gordes, Cimes et Canyons, Distillerie A. Blachere, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, Offroad Adventure 07
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Cimes et Canyons ©
Cimes et Canyons
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres

6
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 Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Avignon to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Avignon in August, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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