11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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11 days in France Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Marseille
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Montpellier
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Millau
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Fontainebleau
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Helsinki

5
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Route des Cretes La Palud. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to La Tuilliere (in Aups), Avignon (Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, Palais des Papes, &more) and Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, walk around Le Palais de Justice, don't miss a visit to Chateau d'If, and wander the streets of The Panier.

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

Helsinki, Finland to Marseille is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in heinäkuuta; daily highs in Marseille reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Montpellier.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Avignon, La Tuilliere, Route des Cretes La Palud, Distillerie A. Blachere, Starting Point Du Sentier Blanc-Martel
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Route des Cretes La Palud ©
Route des Cretes La Palud
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

1
night
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Place de la Comedie, get to know the resident critters at Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret, then explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Montpellier trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Marseille to Montpellier by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. heinäkuuta in Montpellier sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Millau.

Things to do in Montpellier

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre
Place de la Comedie ©
Place de la Comedie
Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret ©
Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret

2
nights
Millau

Millau ©
Best known for its sheepskin gloves, Millau was at the head of the French fashion industry for gloves for two centuries.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the views from Viaduc de Millau, explore the stunning scenery at Gorges du Tarn, and then get outside with Le Soulio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Millau Plage, then get your game on at Aeropaint Paintball Lasergame Millau, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Millau trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Millau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Montpellier in heinäkuuta; daily highs in Millau reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fontainebleau.

Things to do in Millau

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gorges du Tarn, Le Soulio
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Aeropaint Paintball Lasergame Millau ©
Aeropaint Paintball Lasergame Millau
Viaduc de Millau ©
Viaduc de Millau
Le Soulio ©
Le Soulio

2
nights
Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Fontainebleau, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Paul, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Hilary Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau).

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fontainebleau trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Millau to Fontainebleau by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In heinäkuuta, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fontainebleau

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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