21 days in France Itinerary

21 days in France Itinerary

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21 days in France Itinerary

Start: Dar es Salaam
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Paris
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h
End: Dar es Salaam

3
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, get your game on at SENSAS Nice, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and make a trip to Place Massena.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Nice is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. Traveling from Dar es Salaam to Nice, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Nice is cooler than Dar es Salaam - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

St-Laurent du Var, Chapelle Saint Hospice
Highlights from your plan
SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Kelys (in Sainte-Maxime), Cogolin (Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu & Domaine de la Giscle) and Chapelle des Penitents (in Grimaud).

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Frejus, Cogolin, Kelys, Chapelle des Penitents
Highlights from your plan
Total Xscape ©
Total Xscape
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Golf de Cap Esterel ©
Golf de Cap Esterel

3
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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Musee des Chantiers Naval (in La Ciotat), Bandol (Foret de Roustagnon & Sentier Littoral) and Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Mystery Games, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, get your game on at Virtual Room Toulon, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Domaine de Baudouvin.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip maker app.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Marseille are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Bandol, La Valette-du-Var, Musee des Chantiers Naval, Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Domaine de Baudouvin ©
Jardin Domaine de Baudouvin
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

4
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

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You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in March, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Calvados Boulard (in Coquainvilliers), Quartier des Vaucelles (in Pont-L'Eveque) and Jardins du Domaine Albizia Normandie (in Livry). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, let the kids burn off some steam at Skatepark, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and have fun at Paintball fury.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Le Havre, Ferme de l'Oraille, Calvados Boulard, Jardins du Domaine Albizia Normandie
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, don't miss a visit to La maison sublime, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally make a trip to Les Racines du Ciel. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever, pause for some photo ops at Monument Jeanne d'Arc, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins d'Angelique, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin des Sculptures Chateau de Bois Guillbert, and finally admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin des Sculptures, château de Bois-Guilbert.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monument Jeanne d'Arc, Le Jardin des Sculptures Chateau de Bois Guillbert, Jardins d'Angelique
Highlights from your plan
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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