17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Nice
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Marseille
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Avignon
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: New Delhi

4
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.
Shop till you drop at La Croisette and VinAzur - Vins de provence. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vieille Ville and Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Dalmas Le Selvage (in Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Castel Plage and steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nice travel route website.

New Delhi, India to Nice is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New Delhi to Nice, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannes, Saint Dalmas Le Selvage, VinAzur - Vins de provence, Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

2
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.
Visiting Mercantour National Park and Chateau d'If will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nice in December since evenings lows in Marseille dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mercantour National Park
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Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques
Mercantour National Park
Mercantour National Park
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If

2
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.
On the 31st (Sat), head off the coast to Ile de la Barthelasse, learn about winemaking at Chateau la Nerthe, then do a tasting at Vignobles Mayard, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

Discover how to plan a Avignon trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Marseille to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Marseille in December: high temperatures in Avignon hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Wineries Nature

Side Trip

Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Vignobles Mayard ©
Vignobles Mayard
Ile de la Barthelasse ©
Ile de la Barthelasse

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery and then take in the history at Omaha Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and then stroll through Juno Beach.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux travel route website.

Getting from Avignon to Bayeux by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Juno Beach, Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Get some historical perspective at Arc de Triomphe and Montmartre. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, explore the activities along Seine River, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris road trip planner.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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