39 days in France Itinerary

39 days in France Itinerary

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39 days in France Itinerary

Start: Bristol
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Bayeux
— 5 nights
2
Paris
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Avignon
— 6 nights
4
Hyeres
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Castellane
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Nice
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Bristol

5
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get outdoors at Falaises d'Etretat and Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to La Grande Cascade (in Le Neufbourg), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Les parcs a huitres (in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, look for all kinds of wild species at Dunes d'Hattainville, and delve into the lush surroundings at Les Goges de Villiers.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bayeux vacation planner.

Bristol, UK to Bayeux is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Bayeux sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

La Grande Cascade, Les Goges de Villiers, Falaises d'Etretat, Mont Saint-Michel, Les parcs a huitres
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Dunes d'Hattainville ©
Dunes d'Hattainville
La Roche d'Oetre ©
La Roche d'Oetre

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Seine River. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary website .

Take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time 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
Scuba & Snorkeling
Seine River ©
Seine River

6
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.
Visiting Calanques and Base Canyon de la Besorgues will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Bureau des moniteurs du gard (in Collias), Roussillon (Le Sentier des Ocres & Tapiezo) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Cimes et Canyons, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, and step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Avignon trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Avignon by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Avignon: highs are around 35°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Roussillon, Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, Cimes et Canyons, Bureau des moniteurs du gard, Calanques
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Bureau des moniteurs du gard ©
Bureau des moniteurs du gard
Calanques ©
Calanques
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma

5
nights
Hyeres

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. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Le Cap Lardier. Venture out of the city with trips to Sentier Botanique (in Cogolin), La Ciotat (Route des Cretes, La Calanque de Figuerolles, & more) and Plage de Gigaro (in La Croix-Valmer). The adventure continues: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, identify plant and animal life at La Route du Sel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste.

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You can drive from Avignon to Hyeres in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

La Ciotat, La Londe Les Maures, La Croix-Valmer, Sentier Jean Francois Jube, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

5
nights
Saint-Raphael

Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Lac de Saint-Cassien. Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Sainte-Maxime (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & Pointe des Sardinaux) and Ramatuelle (Cap Camarat & Plage de l'Escalet).

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael road trip tool .

Drive from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyeres in August, you will find days in Saint-Raphael are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Castellane.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Theoule sur Mer, Saint-Tropez, Sainte-Maxime, Lac de Saint-Cassien, Base Nature Francois Leotard
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer) ©
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)
La Pointe de l'Aiguille ©
La Pointe de l'Aiguille

5
nights
Castellane

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Les Gorges du Verdon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Castellane: Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon), Lac de Serre-Poncon (in Savines-le-Lac) and Domaine de Charance (in Gap). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Lac d'Allos, get outside with L’Accrobranche Serre-Poncon Aventure, make a splash at Waterworld, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de la Pisse.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Castellane trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Castellane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Waterworld, L’Accrobranche Serre-Poncon Aventure, Cascade de la Pisse, Lac d'Allos, Route des Cretes La Palud
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River Rafting & Tubing
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

6
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Swim with Dolphins and Lérins Islands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Parc des Rives du Loup (in La Colle sur Loup). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, and wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner .

You can drive from Castellane to Nice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Castellane, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cannes, Parc des Rives du Loup, Scuba & Snorkeling, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Marineland
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Parc des Rives du Loup ©
Parc des Rives du Loup

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