41 days in France Itinerary

41 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  5 h
1
Paris
— 7 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Rouen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bayeux
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 5 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Subway + Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
Aix-en-Provence
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Nice
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

7
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Paris is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Paris is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Istanbul in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

4
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Palais Benedictine (in Fecamp), Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat) and Giverny (Musee de Mecanique Naturelle & Fondation Claude Monet). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever, examine the collection at Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rouen trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Rouen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Honfleur, Etretat, Giverny, Palais Benedictine, Jardins d'Angelique
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

6
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont), Church of Angoville-Au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain) and Studio Ca me Chante ! (in Caen). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, have some family-friendly fun at Hapik, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and take in the history at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux online trip builder.

Drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Caen, Colleville-sur-Mer, Ranville, Maisy Battery, Golf Omaha Beach
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

5
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Explore Mont-Saint-Michel's surroundings by going to Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets), Petite Cascade de Mortain (in Mortain) and Pointe D'Agon (in Agon-Coutainville). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, don't miss a visit to La Porte du Roy, visit a coastal fixture at Pointe du Roc, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel journey tool.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Granville, Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes
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Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James

6
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Marseille (Cathédrale La Major, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more), La Ciotat (Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde & Route des Cretes) and Cassis (Calanque d'En-Vau & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne Sainte Victoire, tour the pleasant surroundings at Foret de Roustagnon, and kick back and relax at Plage du Capelan.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Aix-en-Provence in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In June, Aix-en-Provence is somewhat warmer than Mont-Saint-Michel - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Marseille, Six-Fours-les-Plages, La Ciotat, Bandol, Cassis
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

5
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Port Grimaud Beach (in Port Grimaud), Plage des Marines (in Cogolin) and Plage du Gros Pin (in Grimaud). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Vinaigre, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Saint-Raphael trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Frejus, Saint-Tropez, Grimaud, Sainte-Maxime, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Cap du Dramont ©
Cap du Dramont

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Gare Maritime, Île Sainte-Marguerite, &more), Mougins (Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, Galerie Lifetime Gallery, &more) and Les Jardins du MIP (in Mouans-Sartoux). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, get your game on at SENSAS Nice, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and see the interesting displays at Les Musees de La Citadelle.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nice vacation maker tool.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Mougins, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Villa Kerylos, Musee Renoir
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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