18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France route planner
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Rouen
— 1 night
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
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5
Nice
— 4 nights
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Hyeres
— 3 nights
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Rouen — 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rouen trip site.

Toronto, Canada to Rouen is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Rouen is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get a bit cooler in Rouen: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Colleville-sur-Mer.
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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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Colleville-sur-Mer road trip site.

You can drive from Rouen to Colleville-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Colleville-sur-Mer sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel online attractions planner.

Drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea, make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, let little ones run wild at Jardin Bonaparte, and enjoy the sand and surf at Frejus Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael trip planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Raphael by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in August, expect Saint-Raphael to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Nice.
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Nice — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Marché provençal (in Antibes) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris). Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, make a trip to Place Massena, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nice online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Saint-Raphael, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Hyeres.
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Hyeres — 3 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Plage de Jean Blanc (in Le Lavandou), Plage Notre Dame (in Porquerolles Island) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Vergeron & Plage de Sylvabelle). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Dune La Londe, cool off at Aquavillage Parc, trek along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, and head outdoors with L'Escapade Promenade en Mer.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hyeres tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Hyeres when traveling from Nice in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris — 4 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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hyeres to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hyeres in September, with highs in Paris at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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