26 days in France Itinerary

26 days in France Itinerary

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26 days in France Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Cannes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
3
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Orcieres
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Chenonceaux
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Bayeux
— 3 nights
7
Paris
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

2
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Lérins Islands and Vieille Ville. La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Cannes with a short trip to Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Le Suquet, stop by Les Caprices de Marilyn, and get a taste of the local shopping with Verrerie Pierini.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Cannes itinerary builder tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to Cannes is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Cannes is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in December, expect Cannes to be much colder, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Nice, Verrerie Pierini
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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. Step out of the city life by going to Grande Plage du Lavandou and Plage de Pampelonne. Do some cultural sightseeing at Domaine CROIX ROUSSE and Domaine des Tournels. Change things up with a short trip to Plage de Cavaliere in Le Lavandou (about 46 minutes away). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Domaine La Tourraque and kick back and relax at Port Grimaud Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez online road trip planner .

Drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cannes in December, plan for little chillier nights in Saint-Tropez, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Domaine CROIX ROUSSE, Chateau Des Garcinieres, Port Grimaud Beach
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Grande Plage du Lavandou ©
Grande Plage du Lavandou
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Domaine CROIX ROUSSE ©
Domaine CROIX ROUSSE

3
nights
Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Chateauneuf-du-Pape ©
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palais des Papes and Chateau de Lourmarin. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Auberge du Vin and Domain du Banneret. Get out of town with these interesting Chateauneuf-du-Pape side-trips: Nuances du Sud (in Beaumes-de-Venise), Chateau la Croix des Pins (in Mazan) and Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras (in Cadenet). There's more to do: take in the views from Pont d'Avignon and learn about winemaking at Chateau de la Gardine.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chateauneuf-du-Pape travel route planning app .

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Chateauneuf-du-Pape in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Saint-Tropez in December: highs in Chateauneuf-du-Pape hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Orcieres.

Things to do in Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avignon, Mazan, Chateau de Lourmarin, Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, Nuances du Sud
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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Chateau de Lourmarin ©
Chateau de Lourmarin

3
nights
Orcieres

Orcieres ©
Orcières is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France. Get in touch with nature at Station de Ski Reallon and Saint Dalmas Le Selvage. Explore Orcieres' surroundings by going to Stations Village du Pays de la Meije (in La Grave) and Ruines du Fort de Reallon (in Reallon). There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Ski Orcieres Merlette and enjoy some diversion at Complexe de Loisirs Et de Detente de la Grande Ourse.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Orcieres trip planning tool .

Getting from Chateauneuf-du-Pape to Orcieres by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Chateauneuf-du-Pape in December, things will get a bit cooler in Orcieres: highs are around 7°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chenonceaux.

Things to do in Orcieres

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Reallon, Saint Dalmas Le Selvage, Stations Village du Pays de la Meije
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Saint Dalmas Le Selvage ©
Saint Dalmas Le Selvage
Ski Orcieres Merlette ©
Ski Orcieres Merlette

2
nights
Chenonceaux

Chenonceaux ©
Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
Chateau de Chenonceau and Chateau de Villandry are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Chambord and Domaine de Cande. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau) and Chateau de Troussay (in Cheverny). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau d'Amboise, get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and do a tasting at Domaine Thierry Cosme.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chenonceaux trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Orcieres to Chenonceaux in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Orcieres in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chenonceaux, with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Chenonceaux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Amboise, Chateau de Troussay, Domaine Thierry Cosme, Chateau de Chambord, Domaine de Cande
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry

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.
Get in touch with nature at Omaha Beach and Juno Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mont Saint-Michel and Sword Beach. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, and stop by Fantastic Attic.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bayeux tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Chenonceaux to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Sword Beach, Juno Beach, Mont Saint-Michel
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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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.
Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum capture your imagination. Do your shopping at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris road trip planner .

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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