19 days in France Itinerary

19 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 3 nights
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Castellane
— 2 nights
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Cassis
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Nice

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron). And it doesn't end there: visit Vieille Ville, get outside with Quai Rauba Capeu, kick back and relax at Castel Plage, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Nice online travel planner.

Chennai, India to Nice is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Nice. Traveling from Chennai in July, expect Nice to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Castellane.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Castellane

— 2 nights
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, and then don't miss a visit to Pont du Roc.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Castellane tour itinerary maker site.

Fly from Nice to Castellane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Nice in July, expect nights in Castellane to be slightly colder, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Castellane

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Cassis

— 3 nights
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cassis: La Londe Les Maures (Plage de L'Argentiere & Plage du Pellegrin), Chateau d'Hyeres (in Hyeres) and Var Lamas (in Six-Fours-les-Plages). There's much more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Bestouan Beach, stroll through Plage de la Grande Mer, and cruise along Route des Cretes.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cassis trip builder.

Traveling by car from Castellane to Cassis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Cassis can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and finally admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then contemplate the long history of Maison de l'Artichaut, and finally make a trip to Barrage sur le Couesnon.

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Getting from Cassis to Mont-Saint-Michel by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cassis in July, with highs in Mont-Saint-Michel at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, head outdoors with Norman'Air, then steep yourself in history at Pegasus Memorial, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Omaha Beach Memorial Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux travel route website.

Traveling by train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Paris

— 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & La Galerie des Batailles). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.