17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 4 nights
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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Avignon
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 5 nights

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Nice

Nice ©

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.
Shop till you drop at La Croisette and VinAzur - Vins de provence. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lérins Islands and Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs. Change things up with a short trip to Saint Dalmas Le Selvage in Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage (about 1h 45 min away). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, and see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Nice is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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Marseille

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

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 Chateau d'If and Parc National des Calanques will get you outdoors. Step out of Marseille with an excursion to Mercantour National Park in Roubion--about 3h 15 min away.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in December since evenings lows in Marseille dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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

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Avignon

Avignon ©

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.
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.

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Traveling by car from Marseille to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 · Neighborhoods · Nature

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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.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux travel route website.

Getting from Avignon to Bayeux by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; 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 drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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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
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Paris

Paris ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Get some historical perspective at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Montmartre. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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