16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Calgary
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Paris
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Marseille
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Nice
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Calgary

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.
You've now added Palace of Versailles to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Chartres Cathedral in Chartres--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, stop by Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Calgary to Paris. Traveling from Calgary in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Paris, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chartres Cathedral, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Bring the kids along to Calanques and Parc National des Calanques. Take a break from Marseille with a short trip to Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with CIP Marseille, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and get in on the family fun at OK Corral.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marseille vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Marseille to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Calanques, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
CIP Marseille ©
CIP Marseille

2
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.
Family-friendly places like Vieille Ville and Colline du Chateau overlook will thrill your kids. Step out of Nice to go to Cannes and see La Croisette, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nice sightseeing website.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in July, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, La Croisette, Marineland
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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