16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Nice
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Subway + Bus:  6 h 15 min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get your game on at Laser game Evolution, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, put a fun spin on your tour with Mystery Games, then get your game on at Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel Church, then examine the collection at Musee des Chantiers Naval, and finally examine the collection at Musee Granet.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille day trip planning site .

Mumbai, India to Marseille is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Mumbai to Marseille, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Marseille is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Musee des Chantiers Naval, Laser game Evolution
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

2
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): look for gifts at Catalan Bougie, then make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, and then appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Vinaigre, partake in some friendly competition at Total Xscape, then contemplate the long history of Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Kelys, and finally make a trip to Chapelle Sainte-Anne.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael online vacation builder .

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Nature Classes

Side Trips

Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres, Kelys, Mont Vinaigre, Chapelle Sainte-Anne, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
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Mont Vinaigre ©
Mont Vinaigre
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Total Xscape ©
Total Xscape

3
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Nice, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel travel route builder app .

Getting from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Mont-Saint-Michel is little chillier than Nice - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Ferme de Vailly, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then have some family-friendly fun at Studio Ca me Chante !, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ardenne Abbey.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux online trip maker .

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Bayeux are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Studio Ca me Chante !, Ferme de Vailly, 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
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris itinerary planner.

Take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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