22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Calgary
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
Versailles
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
2
Paris
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Lyon
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Marseille
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Nice
— 7 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Calgary

1
night
Versailles

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 30th (Sun), admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Versailles trip itinerary maker tool.

Calgary, Canada to Versailles is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Calgary to Versailles, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Versailles, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Disneyland Paris will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning site.

Paris is very close to Versailles. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

1
night
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then make a trip to Musee de Fourviere, and then walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In August in Lyon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Historic Sites
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Musee de Fourviere ©
Musee de Fourviere

6
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage des Oursinieres and Plage de l'Estagnol. Family-friendly places like Palais des Papes and Plage de Cabasson will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and don't miss a visit to Chateau d'If.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Lyon to Marseille by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. In August in Marseille, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Avignon, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Plage des Oursinieres
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Plage de l'Estagnol ©
Plage de l'Estagnol
Plage de Cabasson ©
Plage de Cabasson
Plage des Oursinieres ©
Plage des Oursinieres

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Castel Plage and Plage de l'Escalet. Relax by the water at Port Grimaud Beach and Eden Plage Mala. Step out of Nice to go to Grimaud and see Chateau de Grimaud, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_exploring_the_fascinating_underwater_world_at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paloma Beach, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and kick back and relax at Bay Star Beach & Lounge.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nice holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in August, plan for slightly colder days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Grimaud, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Eden Plage Mala, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Bay Star Beach & Lounge
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Port Grimaud Beach ©
Port Grimaud Beach
Marineland ©
Marineland
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet

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