9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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9 days in France Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Martigues
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cannes
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Clermont-Ferrand
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
5
Reims
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Rouen
— 1 night
End: London

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Martigues

Martigues
Martigues is a commune northwest of Marseille. To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Martigues online trip builder .

London, UK to Martigues is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In September, Martigues is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. You'll set off for Saint-Tropez on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Martigues

Outdoors Parks Tours
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3
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La plage and Plage de Sylvabelle. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Tropez: Le Lavandou (Plage de Jean Blanc & Plage d'Aiguebelle). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Heraclee, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Vergeron, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez.

To find out how to plan a trip to Saint-Tropez, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Martigues to Saint-Tropez in 2.5 hours. September in Saint-Tropez sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Le Lavandou
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La plage ©
La plage
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

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Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 18th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas, and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, and then shop like a local with La Croisette.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannes trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September in Cannes, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Nice, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Paul de Vence, Le Jardin exotique d'Eze
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

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night
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand ©
Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get impressive views of Puy-de-Dome.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Clermont-Ferrand itinerary builder app .

Fly from Cannes to Clermont-Ferrand in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Traveling from Cannes in September, expect Clermont-Ferrand to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Reims.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Parks Nature
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Puy-de-Dome ©
Puy-de-Dome

1
night
Reims

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Carnegie, admire the striking features of Palais du Tau, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Remi, and finally see the interesting displays at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Reims online tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Clermont-Ferrand to Reims in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. September in Reims sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau
Basilique Saint-Remi ©
Basilique Saint-Remi

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, steep yourself in history at Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou, then admire the striking features of St. Maclou's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Reims to Rouen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Rouen, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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