43 days in France Itinerary

43 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
2
Nice
— 6 nights
3
Bayonne
— 3 nights
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
5
Bayeux
— 3 nights
6
Etretat
— 4 nights
7
Rouen
— 5 nights
8
Paris
— 6 nights
9
Avignon
— 3 nights
10
Marseille
— 5 nights

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas & La Certosa di La Verne), Jet 007 (in Le Lavandou) and Chartreuse de la Verne (in Collobrieres). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, learn and have fun at Kelys, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and add some fun to your beach time La Brigante.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael trip planner.

Marseille to Saint-Raphael is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Sainte-Maxime, Frejus, Jet 007, Chartreuse de la Verne
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Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas ©
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Chartreuse de la Verne ©
Chartreuse de la Verne

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Galerie1414 & Lérins Islands). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bayonne.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, Marineland
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
nights
Bayonne

Bayonne is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. Venture out of the city with trips to Horseback Riding Tours (in Espelette), baskpeche (in Sare) and Eglise St Fructueux (in Itxassou). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, tee off at Golf Epherra, look for gifts at Loreztia Boutik'expo, and contemplate the waterfront views at L'Adour.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bayonne trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Bayonne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayonne

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Golf Epherra, Horseback Riding Tours, baskpeche, Eglise St Fructueux
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Room Escape Games
Eglise St Fructueux ©
Eglise St Fructueux
Loreztia Boutik'expo ©
Loreztia Boutik'expo

3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Get out of town with these interesting Mont-Saint-Michel side-trips: Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James), Genets (Beach of Genets & Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel) and Event Park (in Ponts). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, don't miss a visit to Pointe du Grouin du Sud, and kick back and relax at Plage du Plat Gousset.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel online vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Bayonne to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Traveling from Bayonne in April, Mont-Saint-Michel is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Genets, Vains, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Event Park, Parc Regional Basse Normandie
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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 ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Studio Ca me Chante ! (in Caen) and Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and stroll around Jardin Public de Bayeux.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux by train takes about 4 hours. April in Bayeux sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Caen, Colleville-sur-Mer, Ferme de la Sapiniere, Pegasus Memorial
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
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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
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Go for a jaunt from Etretat to Saint-Valery-en-Caux to see Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, play a few rounds at Golf d'Etretat, explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval, and don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Etretat route builder website.

You can drive from Bayeux to Etretat in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Etretat can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fecamp, Plage Du Tilleul, Plage-Baignade Yport, Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux, La Ferme aux Escargots
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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Golf d'Etretat ©
Golf d'Etretat
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers

5
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Atelier galerie du bord de Seine (in Poses), Collegiale Notre Dame (in Vernon) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, walk around Balygoo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Les Racines du Ciel.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Rouen, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Atelier galerie du bord de Seine, Collegiale Notre Dame, Fondation Claude Monet, Golf du Champ de Bataille, Les Ailes d'Albatre
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 1:
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Atelier galerie du bord de Seine ©
Atelier galerie du bord de Seine
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

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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). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Getting from Rouen to Paris by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Paris sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Domaine de la Vallongue (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence) and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Promenade a Cheval La Marisma & Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon, and identify plant and animal life at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Avignon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect nights in Avignon to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Wildlife Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, Travel in Provence, Carrieres des Lumieres, Domaine de la Vallongue
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

5
nights
Marseille

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 (Musee des Chantiers Naval, Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more), Calanque de Port-Miou (in Cassis) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, head off the coast to Chateau d'If, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Louis.

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

Drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Marseille sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Cassis, Eglise Saint Louis, Montagne Sainte Victoire, Sentier Jean Francois Jube
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques

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