57 days in France & Japan Itinerary

57 days in France & Japan Itinerary

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57 days in France & Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo, Japan
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
2
Hendaye, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Nice, France
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Toulon, France
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + foot + train + bus:  6​h
6
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Caen, France
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Rouen, France
— 6 nights
9
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h
10
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
End: Tokyo, Japan


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4
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Moulin de la Rouzique and La Cite du Vin. Get some historical perspective at Abbaye de Cadouin and Cathedrale St-Front. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee Andre Voulgre (in Mussidan), Eglise de Saint Astier (in Saint-Astier) and Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle, get your game on at Virtual Room Bordeaux, identify plant and animal life at Domaine de la Burthe, and don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux online travel route planner .

Tokyo, Japan to Bordeaux is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Tokyo to Bordeaux due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hendaye.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Perigueux, Moulin de la Rouzique, Eglise de Saint Astier, Réserve Ornithologique du Teich, Musee Andre Voulgre
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Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
Musee Andre Voulgre ©
Musee Andre Voulgre
Moulin de la Rouzique ©
Moulin de la Rouzique

5
nights
Hendaye, France

Hendaye ©
Hendaye is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.The town, France's most southwesterly and a popular seaside tourist resort, stands on the right bank of the River Bidassoa – which marks the Franco-Spanish border – at the point where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean in the French Basque Country.Hendaye has three distinguishable parts: la ville, which stretches from Saint Vincent's church to the area around the SNCF railway station and the industrial zone; la plage, the seaside quarter; and les hauteurs, the villas and camping sites on the hills between and behind the other two areas.HistoryHendaye acquired its independence from the Urrugne parish in 1598, when Saint Vincent's church was built. Museum-lovers will appreciate Espace Chemins Bideak and Banaka. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain and Chapelle Sainte-Anne. Explore Hendaye's surroundings by going to Cambo les Bains (Chapelle aux Icones. & Coline de la Bergerie), Mauleon-Licharre (Château de Mauléon & Eglise Notre Dame de la Haute Ville) and Eglise de L'Hopital-Saint-Blaise (in Hopital-Saint-Blaise). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Corniche Basque, appreciate the extensive heritage of La rue Port Neuf, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Cyprien, and stroll through Baie de Txigundi.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hendaye trip planning website .

Drive from Bordeaux to Hendaye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Hendaye

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mauleon-Licharre, Cambo les Bains, Eglise Saint-Martin, Eglise Saint-Etienne., Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de l'Uhabia
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Coline de la Bergerie ©
Coline de la Bergerie
Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain ©
Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain
Abbaye Notre-Dame-de-Belloc. ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame-de-Belloc.

7
nights
Nice, France

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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and La Maison du Portal. Get some historical perspective at Vieille Ville and La Madone d'Utelle. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Arboretum du Mont-Gros (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin), Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague (in Valbonne) and Parc des Rives du Loup (in La Colle sur Loup). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Base Nature Francois Leotard, and explore the historical opulence of Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Hendaye to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Nice are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Toulon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Frejus, Coaraze, Utelle, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
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Parc des Rives du Loup ©
Parc des Rives du Loup
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

5
nights
Toulon, France

Toulon ©
Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste and Notre Dame de Consolation. Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole and La Certosa di La Verne are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Toulon's surroundings by going to Hyeres (La Route du Sel & Eglise Saint Louis), Le Barrage de la Verne (in La Mole) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Le Lavandou). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, admire the masterpieces at Villa Carmignac, take in breathtaking views at Lacs et Gorges du Verdon, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Toulon vacation planner.

You can drive from Nice to Toulon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Toulon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Toulon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hyeres, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Six-Fours-les-Plages, Le Pradet, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Le Barrage de la Verne ©
Le Barrage de la Verne
Chartreuse de la Verne ©
Chartreuse de la Verne
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste

6
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Fondation Vasarely are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Aix-en-Provence: Marseille (Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Abbaye Saint Victor, & more), Arles (Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue & La Capeliere Information Center) and Le Sentier Du Lezard (in Carry-le-Rouet). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Domaine de la Palissade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, and look for all kinds of wild species at Les Gorges de Regalon.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence sightseeing planner .

Traveling by bus from Toulon to Aix-en-Provence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marseille, Arles, Palais des Papes, Les Gorges de Regalon, Vallon Sourn
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Le Sentier Du Lezard ©
Le Sentier Du Lezard
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

5
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Mont Saint-Michel and Maison de l'Artichaut will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fours a Chaux du Rey - Musee Maritime and Musee du poire. Explore Mont-Saint-Michel's surroundings by going to German War Cemetery Marigny (in Marigny), Granville (Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon, Eglise Notre Dame du Cap Lihou, & more) and les etangs du val de See (in Saint-Georges-de-Livoye). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-sur-l'Eau, and see the interesting displays at Le Parc-Musee du Granit.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel tour app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Aix-en-Provence to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in March, expect nights in Mont-Saint-Michel to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Domfront, Granville, German War Cemetery Marigny, Eglise Saint-Quentin, Le Parc-Musee du Granit
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Fours a Chaux du Rey - Musee Maritime ©

6
nights
Caen, France

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Pegasus Memorial. Popular historic sites such as American Cemetery & Memorial and Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Caen: Musee de Quineville (in Quineville), Moulin de Marie Ravenel (in Rethoville) and Le Havre de Portbail (in Port-Bail). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Dunes d'Hattainville and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Caen takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Bayeux, Colleville-sur-Mer, Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei, Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

6
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Musee des Pecheries. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and V1 Site at Val Ygot. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau d'Etelan (in Saint-Maurice-d’Etelan), Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine) and Eglise Saint Martin de Cany (in Cany-Barville). The adventure continues: trek along Chemin des Sources Bleues, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Corderie Vallois, admire the natural beauty at Parc et Jardin du Chateau de Vandrimare, and identify plant and animal life at Les Cressonnieres.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Caen to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Eglise Saint Helier, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, V1 Site at Val Ygot, Chemin des Sources Bleues, Musee des Traditions Et Arts Normands -
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Caresse de Tigre ©
Caresse de Tigre
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

7
nights
Paris, France

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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee de l'Orangerie. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Montmartre are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry), Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Le Marais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

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Take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Chateau de Chambord, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

5
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan and Kyoto International Manga Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum (in Osaka) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center & Nara Park). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, and browse the exhibits of Asahiyaki.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip tool .

You can fly from Paris to Kyoto in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Kyoto is 8 hours. In April, Kyoto is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Asahiyaki, Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, Himeji Castle, Muko City Cultural Museum
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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