17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

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.
Get in touch with nature at Saint Dalmas Le Selvage and Castel Plage. Get a sense of the local culture at Vieille Ville and Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Lérins Islands & La Croisette). There's more to do: admire the striking features of Palais Lascaris and look for gifts at Vinazur - Vins de Provence.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nice itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Nice is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Nice is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect Nice to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parc National des Calanques and Castle of If. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Mercantour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Old Port.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marseille vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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, then do a tasting at Chateau la Nerthe, then do a tasting at Vignobles Mayard, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Avignon trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Marseille to Avignon in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Ile de la Barthelasse ©
Ile de la Barthelasse
Chateau la Nerthe ©
Chateau la Nerthe

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): explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial and then take in the history at Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Juno Beach.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Avignon to Bayeux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Juno Beach, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Champs-Elysees and Île de la Cité. Le Marais and Musée d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and stroll through Montmartre.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris travel planner.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up 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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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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