10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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10 days in France Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Ferry + Fly:  12​h
1
Marseille
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Nice
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Subway + Bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bayeux
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, get your game on at Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, then get outside with Cape Canaille, and finally get outside with Route des Cretes.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marseille online driving holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Marseille is an approximately 12-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In October, Marseille is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cape Canaille, Route des Cretes
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to Le Nomade, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, and finally take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, make a trip to Place Massena, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

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You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Le Nomade
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and then steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in October, with highs in Mont-Saint-Michel at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris planner .

Take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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