17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 5 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
— 4 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.
Visiting Lérins Islands and Castel Plage will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Croisette and Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Saint Dalmas Le Selvage in Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, stop by VinAzur - Vins de provence, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nice journey planner.

Amritsar, India to Nice is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Amritsar to Nice due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amritsar in December, plan for slightly colder days in Nice, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · 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 Mercantour National Park will get you outdoors. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Parc National des Calanques.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, then head off the coast to Ile de la Barthelasse, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Marseille in December, expect Avignon to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Musee Calvet ©
Musee Calvet

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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 2nd (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery and then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Juno Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Bayeux in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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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

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Seine River. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Pantheon, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and stop by Le Marais.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. 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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