22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Bordeaux
— 4 nights
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Paris
— 9 nights
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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.
Marseille is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip website.

Huntsville, USA to Marseille is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. July in Marseille sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Swim with Dolphins as well as Les Pirogues. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Marineland, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, stroll through Castel Plage, and make a trip to Place Massena.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Nice planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Bordeaux

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: La Rochelle (Vieux Port & Aquarium La Rochelle) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, don't miss a visit to Pont de Pierre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, and admire the local landmark of Fountain of Three Graces.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Bordeaux by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, Bordeaux is a bit cooler at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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9
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (The Water Parterres, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

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Take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. July in Paris sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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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.