24 days in France Itinerary

24 days in France Itinerary

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24 days in France Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  13​h 30​min
1
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Marseille
— 3 nights
Train:  45​min
7
Avignon
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
8
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Musee des Pecheries (in Fecamp), Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Calvados Experience by Pere Magloire, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rouen trip itinerary builder site .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Rouen is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Rouen is 6 hours. In October, Rouen is colder than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 60°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Musee des Pecheries, Falaises d'Etretat, Calvados Experience, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Promenade Marcel Proust (in Cabourg), Ranville (Pegasus Memorial & Cimetières Militaires) and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Dames, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For where to stay and tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ranville, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Abbaye aux Dames, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Promenade Marcel Proust
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
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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

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 17th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nice.

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

3
nights
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: stop by Vieille Ville, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nice visit planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in October; daily highs in Nice reach 70°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trip

Antibes
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron), Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud) and Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez (in Saint-Tropez).

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael day trip app .

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Ferme Allexandre, Les Gorges du Verdon, Massif du Tanneron, Plage de Guerrevieille, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Musee Granet, &more), Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat) and Cape Canaille (in Cassis). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, get your game on at Laser game Evolution, and experience rural life at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Marseille, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Laser game Evolution, Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, Route des Cretes
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

2
nights
Avignon

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.
On the 27th (Tue), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes. On the next day, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and finally shop like a local with Tapiezo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon travel route planner.

You can take a train from Marseille to Avignon in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Distillerie A. Blachere, Carrieres des Lumieres, Tapiezo
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For maps, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Avignon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Avignon in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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