45 days in France Itinerary

45 days in France Itinerary

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45 days in France Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Rouen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Nice
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Hyeres
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Marseille
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
9
Avignon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Carcassonne
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Toronto

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 to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder.

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Paris is 6 hours. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 26:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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: Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat, Cote d'Albatre, &more), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux (in Saint-Valery-en-Caux). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Calvados Experience by Pere Magloire.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip itinerary site .

Take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Etretat, Honfleur, Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux, Fondation Claude Monet, Calvados Experience
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Ranville (Cimetières Militaires & Pegasus Memorial), Flamanville (La Ferme aux Cinq Saisons & Golf Paysan) and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, and take in the history at Omaha Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux online travel planner .

Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ranville, Flamanville, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Grottes de Jobourg
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
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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

3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mont-Saint-Michel: Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets), La Ferme du Cheval de Trait (in Juvigny-sous-Andaine) and Parc Regional Basse Normandie (in Domfront). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, make a trip to Tour du Nord, identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

La Ferme du Cheval de Trait, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Parc Regional Basse Normandie, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Eglise de Biot (in Biot) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, stroll through Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland.

Plan my day in Nice using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in October, with highs in Nice at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Antibes, Eglise de Biot, Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, Lérins Islands
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 12:
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

5
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Sainte-Maxime (Zipline & Domaine de La Pierre Plantee), Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and Grimaud (Plage du Gros Pin & Plage de Guerrevieille).

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Grimaud, Plage du Chateau, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Frejus Beach
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:
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Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Abel Baliff Beach ©
Abel Baliff Beach

5
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer), Confiserie Azureenne (in Collobrieres) and Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle & Plage de Jean Blanc). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Plage noire du Langoustier, stroll through Plage de Sylvabelle, explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, and identify plant and animal life at Le Cap Lardier.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hyeres holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Le Lavandou, Le Pradet, Scuba & Snorkeling, Plage De Peno
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:
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Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
Plage La Capte ©
Plage La Capte
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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 Marseille's surroundings by going to Cape Canaille (in Cassis), Aix-en-Provence (Musee Granet, Paul Cezanne’s Studio, &more) and La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, tour the pleasant surroundings at Foret de Roustagnon, experience rural life at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, and explore the striking landscape at Rocher de Vitrolles.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Hyeres to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, La Ciotat, Rocher de Vitrolles, Foret de Roustagnon
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: La Petite Ferme (in Villes-sur-Auzon), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Tapiezo (in Roussillon). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, identify plant and animal life at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon, and explore the ancient world of Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Avignon online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Marseille to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

La Petite Ferme, Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine, Tapiezo, Carrieres des Lumieres, Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

4
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Venture out of the city with trips to Basilique Saint-Sernin (in Toulouse), Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux) and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and hike along Mayronnes Sculpture Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip builder.

Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Basilique Saint-Sernin, Grotte de Niaux, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Grotte de Niaux ©
Grotte de Niaux

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