16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Nice
— 2 nights
2
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + train + bus:  6​h
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Colleville-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
5
Rouen
— 2 nights
6
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Tokyo

2
nights
Nice

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.
Vieille Ville and Palais Lascaris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musée Marc Chagall. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage) and Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins (in Mougins). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, explore the world behind art at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nice online trip planner .

Tokyo, Japan to Nice is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Tokyo to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tokyo in July, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, and then explore the galleries of Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Nice to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Aix-en-Provence, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marseille, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

1
day
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Archeoscope du Mont Saint Michel, make a trip to Tour du Nord, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel, and finally make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Aix-en-Provence to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in July, things will get little chillier in Mont-Saint-Michel: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Museums
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre ©
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre
Archeoscope du Mont Saint Michel ©

2
nights
Colleville-sur-Mer

Colleville-sur-Mer ©
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. On the 8th (Mon), learn about all things military at Musee D-Day Omaha, then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, then learn about all things military at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, and finally learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Normandy Tank Museum, then take an in-depth tour of D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), then get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colleville-sur-Mer journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Colleville-sur-Mer takes 2 hours. In July in Colleville-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Normandy Tank Museum, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, Airborne Museum, D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, get engrossed in the history at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then view the masterpieces at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maclou's Church. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, make a trip to Place du Vieux-Marche, then explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, and finally steep yourself in history at Chateau Gaillard.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Colleville-sur-Mer to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Giverny, Chateau Gaillard
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Historial Jeanne d’Arc ©
Historial Jeanne d’Arc

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Musee Gustave Moreau. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rouen to Paris by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rouen in July, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Arc de Triomphe
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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