22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 4 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Giverny
— 1 night
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
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Avignon
— 4 nights
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Nice

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Azur Wine Tours and Vieille Ville. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Musee Picasso (in Antibes) and Cannes (Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes & La Croisette). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, make a trip to Place Massena, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Nice is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in June: high temperatures in Nice hover around 28°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

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Traveling by flight from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in June; daily highs in Mont-Saint-Michel reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 7th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, then examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux visit app.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Giverny.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Giverny

— 1 night
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Fondation Claude Monet, then see the interesting displays at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle, and then explore the historical opulence of Domaine of Villarceaux.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Giverny journey planning site.

Getting from Bayeux to Giverny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Giverny

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

Paris

— 6 nights

City of Light

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

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Drive from Giverny to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 15:

Carcassonne

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cité de Carcassonne and Chateau Comtal. There's much more to do: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent, and examine the collection at Musee de L'Inquisition.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Carcassonne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Avignon

— 4 nights

City of Popes

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.
Palais des Papes and Wine Tours & Tastings are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras (in Cadenet), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Chateau de Lourmarin (in Lourmarin). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, and snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon online road trip planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.