22 days in France Itinerary

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Rouen
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 4 nights
Fly
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Rouen — 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Amiens (Musee de Picardie, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, &more) and Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, make a trip to Vieux Bassin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and take in the views from Pont de Normandie.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip itinerary planning website.

Vancouver, Canada to Rouen is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Rouen due to the time zone difference. In July in Rouen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 3 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Step out of Bayeux with an excursion to Pegasus Memorial in Ranville--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, and steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Bayeux sightseeing planner.

Drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and then get interesting insight from L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel and then don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Take a break from Saint-Raphael with a short trip to Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois in Tanneron, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, hike along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, tour the pleasant surroundings at Abel Baliff Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Calanque de Maubois.

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Fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Raphael in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July; daily highs in Saint-Raphael reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nice.
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Nice — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (Le Suquet & Rue d'Antibes). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Marineland, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip site.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Nice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris — 5 nights

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning site.

Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Paris when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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