43 days in France Itinerary

43 days in France Itinerary

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Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
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Hyeres
— 7 nights
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
Fly
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Saint-Malo
— 6 nights
Fly
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Biarritz
— 5 nights
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Nice
— 7 nights
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Saint-Raphael — 6 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll get in some beach time at Port Grimaud 1 Beach and Plage Des Brouis. Visiting Plage Du Pourrousset and Abel Baliff Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Marche du lac (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens), Sainte-Maxime (Plage du Centre Ville & Plage de la Madrague) and Grimaud (Plage du Gros Pin, Plage des Cigales, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Chateau, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Antheor, learn about winemaking at Domaine Terres Destel, and trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael road trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Saint-Raphael is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Saint-Raphael is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Saint-Raphael to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Hyeres.
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Hyeres — 7 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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de la Courtade and Plage de Cabasson. Escape the urban bustle at Dune La Londe and Plage de Cavaliere. Venture out of the city with trips to La Croix-Valmer (Chateau de Chausse & Pause Serenite), Plage des Oursinieres (in Le Pradet) and Plage de la Faviere (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Almanarre, stroll through Plage de l'Anglade, sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie Carteron, and do a tasting at Domaine de la Sangliere.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 4 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Voile Verte and Plage de VALRAS. Escape the urban bustle at La Franqui Beach and La Plagette. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Vinaigrerie Cyril Codina (in Lagrasse), La Plage du Rouet de La Palme (in La Palme) and Lac de la Raho (in Villeneuve-de-la-Raho). There's much more to do: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, and snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne day trip planning website.

You can drive from Hyeres to Carcassonne in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Hyeres in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Carcassonne: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris — 6 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.
For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Montmartre, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip website.

Getting from Carcassonne to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Carcassonne in November: highs in Paris hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Saint-Malo.
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Saint-Malo — 6 nights

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Omaha Beach and Plage de l'Ecluse. Get outdoors at Plage du Nick and Pointe D'Agon. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Malo: Bayeux War Cemetery (in Bayeux), Poteries Turgis (in Noron-la-Poterie) and Beach of Genets (in Genets). The adventure continues: soak in style at Awelys Spa Privatif, kick back and relax at Plage de Saint-Enogat, and stroll through Plage des Chevrets (Guimorais).

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Malo route planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Saint-Malo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Saint-Malo sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Biarritz.
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Biarritz — 5 nights

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage d'Hendaye and Plage des Alcyons. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de la Savane Santocha and Plage d'Ilbarritz. Go for a jaunt from Biarritz to Capbreton to see Plage Notre Dame about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stop by L'Atelier du Piment, enjoy the sand and surf at Les Sables d'Or, stroll through Plage de la Milady, and step aboard Hermione - La Fayette.

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You can fly from Saint-Malo to Biarritz in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Saint-Malo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Biarritz, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to Nice.
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Nice — 7 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Rue d'Antibes and Avenue Jean Medecin. Visiting Castel Plage and Plage Mace will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee Picasso (in Antibes), Plage du Soleil (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris) and La Croisette (in Cannes). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, tour the pleasant surroundings at Juan les Pins Main Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Pissarelles, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Nice visit planner.

You can fly from Biarritz to Nice in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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.
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