9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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9 days in France Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 1 night
3
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Nice

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Musée Marc Chagall. Vieille Ville and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Verrerie Pierini (in Biot), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and La Croisette (in Cannes). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Palais Lascaris, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Armenienne Sainte-Marie de Nice.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice tour website .

Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to Nice, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Verrerie Pierini, La Croisette, Saint-Paul de Vence
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

1
night
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally shop like a local with Normandie Savoir-Faire.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux visit planner .

Fly from Nice to Bayeux in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Nice in May, things will get slightly colder in Bayeux: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

American Cemetery & Memorial
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris tour builder app .

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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