19 days in France Itinerary

19 days in France Itinerary

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19 days in France Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Cannes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Menton
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Hyeres
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Versailles
— 2 nights
Train:  15 min
5
Paris
— 4 nights
Train + Bus:  5 h 30 min
6
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Colombo

3
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to Nice (Promenade des Anglais, Colline du Chateau overlook, &more). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes trip itinerary app .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Cannes is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Colombo to Cannes, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colombo in January, expect Cannes to be cooler, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Menton.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Menton

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Basilica St. Michel has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee Lou Ferouil (in Gilette), Chapelle des Penitents Blancs (in Peillon) and Église Saint Veran (in Utelle). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Bioves, admire the masterpieces at Villa les Camelias, take a memorable drive along La Pointe de Saint Hospice, and head outdoors with Moyenne Corniche.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Menton road trip planning app .

Drive from Cannes to Menton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Menton can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Menton

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Cap d'Ail, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, Eglise, Église Saint Veran
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Musee Lou Ferouil ©
Musee Lou Ferouil
Les Jardins Bioves ©
Les Jardins Bioves
Spas

3
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. You've now added Eglise Saint-Pierre to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Cimetiere militaire franco-italien (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer), Bormes-Les-Mimosas (La Certosa di La Verne & Domaine Sainte Marie) and Musee des Chantiers Naval (in La Ciotat). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Virtual Room Toulon, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Anglicane, do a tasting at Domaine de la Giscle, and make a trip to Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hyeres journey planner.

Drive from Menton to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Hyeres are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Versailles.

Things to do in Hyeres

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Cogolin, Cimetiere militaire franco-italien, Musee des Chantiers Naval, Eglise Saint-Louis
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Eglise Anglicane ©
Eglise Anglicane
Virtual Room Toulon ©
Virtual Room Toulon
Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu ©
Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu

2
nights
Versailles

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Hotel de Ville, then don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, and then don't miss a visit to Ancien Hopital Royal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, stroll around Le Jardin de Versailles, and then browse the exhibits of Fondation Claude Monet.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Versailles road trip planning site .

You can fly from Hyeres to Versailles in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hyeres in January, with highs in Versailles at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fondation Claude Monet
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
The Hall of Mirrors ©
The Hall of Mirrors

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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.
Paris by Martin & Friends has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Montmartre, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris vacation planner.

Paris is just a short distance from Versailles. In February in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Get out of town with these interesting Mont-Saint-Michel side-trips: Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Chateau de Fougeres (in Fougeres). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord, look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

To see where to stay, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In February in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Chateau de Fougeres, Le Moulin de Moidrey
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La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel ©
La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

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