42 days in France Itinerary

42 days in France Itinerary

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42 days in France Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Nice
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Hyeres
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Marseille
— 9 nights
Train + Fly:  25 h
End: Perth

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris day trip tool .

Perth, Australia to Paris is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Paris due to the time zone difference. In March, Paris is much colder than Perth - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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: Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (in Cintheaux), Studio Ca me Chante ! (in Caen) and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Porte Horloge de Vire, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip itinerary site .

Take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Bayeux are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Studio Ca me Chante !, Hermanville War Cemetery, Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc, Porte Horloge de Vire
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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

4
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Change things up with these side-trips from Mont-Saint-Michel: Chapelle Saint-Michel (in Mortain), Musee du poire (in Barenton) and Golf de Vire la Dathee (in Saint Manvieu Bocage). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin du Cassel, relax in the rural setting at Foie Gras From Mont, and hike along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel journey planning app .

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Jardin du Cassel, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Foie Gras From Mont, Golf de Vire la Dathee
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Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Lérins Islands (in Cannes), Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) (in Antibes) and Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nice driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in April: high temperatures in Nice hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Galerie Lifetime Gallery, Villa les Camelias, Lérins Islands, Pitchoun Forest
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

4
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Sainte-Maxime (Zipline, Domaine de La Pierre Plantee, &more), Etangs de Villepey (in Saint-Aygulf) and Roquebrune-sur-Argens (Golf de Roquebrune Resort & Rocher de Roquebrune).

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Saint-Raphael tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in April, you will find days in Saint-Raphael are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Frejus, Roquebrune-sur-Argens, Etangs de Villepey, Massif du Tanneron
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Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
La Ferme des Cairns ©
La Ferme des Cairns

6
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Bormes-Les-Mimosas (La Certosa di La Verne & Domaine Sainte Marie), Six-Fours-les-Plages (Ile du Grand Rouveau, Port du Brusc, &more) and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Sentier sous marin, go for a stroll along the water at Port du Niel, stroll around Parc Sainte-Claire, and hike along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens.

To find maps, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hyeres online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Saint-Raphael, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hyeres, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Six-Fours-les-Plages, La Londe Les Maures, La Mene, Sentier Jean Francois Jube
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Sentier sous marin ©
Sentier sous marin
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas ©
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas

9
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Spas, &more), Cassis (Clos Sainte Magdeleine, Cape Canaille, &more) and La Ciotat (Route des Cretes, Musee des Chantiers Naval, &more). Dedicate the 25th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, get your game on at Laser game Evolution, and stroll through Foret de Roustagnon.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marseille attractions planning website .

You can drive from Hyeres to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Avignon, La Ciotat, Domaine Albin Jacumin
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

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