33 days in France Itinerary

33 days in France Itinerary

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33 days in France Itinerary

Start: London
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 20 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Tours
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Le Lavandou
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Nice
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h
End: London

20
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Left Bank Scooters, Pont Alexandre III, Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris, and other attractions you added. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles) and Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris tour planner .

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Versailles, Chartres Cathedral, Corniche Inferieure, Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, then wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Joan of Arc, and finally don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rouen online trip itinerary maker .

Take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Rouen, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Church of St. Joan of Arc ©
Church of St. Joan of Arc

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for gifts at Fantastic Attic, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and finally take in the history at Omaha Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tours.

Things to do in Bayeux

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, American Cemetery & Memorial, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Omaha Beach
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
On the 25th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry and then examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Chateau d'Amboise, take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Gatien.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tours holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Tours takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Tours, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Tours

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Amboise, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau

1
night
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the striking features of Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence, take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then see the interesting displays at Granet Museum, and finally wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence online trip maker .

Getting from Tours to Aix-en-Provence by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tours in September, expect Aix-en-Provence to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Granet Museum ©
Granet Museum
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

2
nights
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town and then kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at La plage and then take in the pleasant sights at St. Tropez Harbor.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Le Lavandou trip builder website .

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Le Lavandou by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Le Lavandou, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Town, Plage de Pampelonne, St. Tropez Harbor, Port Grimaud
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Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
La plage ©
La plage
Port Grimaud ©
Port Grimaud

4
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.
Step out of Nice with an excursion to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay--about 56 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Sun) in some colorful company at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nice driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Le Lavandou to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Nice, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Massif de l'Esterel, Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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