23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Nice
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Saint-Tropez
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Marseille
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Chicago

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris route builder app.

Chicago, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 7 — 12:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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 Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery (in Banneville-la-Campagne), Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc (in Merville-Franceville-Plage) and Hermanville War Cemetery (in Hermanville-sur-mer). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, experience rural life at La Grange au Mohair, and kick back and relax at Omaha Beach.

Start your trip to Bayeux by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Bayeux sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, La Grange au Mohair, Omaha Beach, Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 16th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, hike along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and then don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then don't miss a visit to Mont Saint-Michel.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel travel route planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James

4
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: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 6.5 hours. Other options are to 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 May, with highs in Nice at 69°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

4
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. When in Saint-Tropez, make a side trip to see Domaine de La Pierre Plantee in Sainte-Maxime, approximately Sainte-Maxime away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Guerrevieille, stroll through Heraclee Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Le Cap Lardier, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saint-Tropez trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Nice in May, you will find days in Saint-Tropez are somewhat warmer (75°F), and nights are little chillier (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, La Croix-Valmer, Grimaud, Plage des Marines
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
La Mene ©
La Mene
Scuba & Snorkeling
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Ciotat (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Route des Cretes), Aix-en-Provence (Fondation Vasarely, Spas, &more) and Bandol (Sentier Littoral, Foret de Roustagnon, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get outside with Cape Canaille, pick up some local products at Marche aux Fruits et Legumes, and stroll through Plage de la Grande Mer.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marseille driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Marseille sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Bandol, La Ciotat, Cassis
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes

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