18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France itinerary planner

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Nice
— 5 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Taxi to Dol De Bretagne, Train to Paris
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Nice

— 5 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.
Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary app.

Singapore, Singapore to Nice is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in April, expect Nice to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Marseille

— 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, and explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille visit planning tool.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 22nd (Thu), examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, then head outdoors with Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Bayeux takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Marseille in April, with highs in Bayeux at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 24th (Sat), trek along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, make a trip to Pointe du Grouin du Sud, and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel travel route planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Paris

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris visit website.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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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.