22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Marseille
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Hyeres
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 5 nights
Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Drive
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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris
— 5 nights
Fly

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Hyeres

— 4 nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Porquerolles Island (Pointe de l'Oustau de Dieu, Plage de la Courtade, &more), Plage de Sylvabelle (in La Croix-Valmer) and Le Lavandou (Plage de Cavaliere, Plage de Jean Blanc, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, kick back and relax at Grande Plage du Lavandou, head outdoors with Plage de Saint-Clair, and stroll through Plage de L'Argentiere.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hyeres online sightseeing planner.

Toronto, Canada to Hyeres is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hyeres, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Saint-Raphael

— 4 nights
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: Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens), Sainte-Maxime (Plage de la Nartelle, Zipline, &more) and Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with TakSea, stop by Catalan Bougie, get outside with Plage le Magellan, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Chateau.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hyeres in August, you will find days in Saint-Raphael are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

Nice

— 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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 find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins), Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) & Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes) and Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & La Croisette). Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nice trip planning app.

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. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 29:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 30th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

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Getting from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, expect Mont-Saint-Michel to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Colleville-sur-Mer

— 1 night
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. On the 31st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Colleville-sur-Mer trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Colleville-sur-Mer by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Colleville-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 1st (Wed), get in on the family fun at Cahem, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip planner.

Drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
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Paris

— 5 nights

City of Light

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 these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (L'Orangerie, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.