12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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12 days in France Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  5​h
1
Paris
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bordeaux
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Toulouse
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Marseille
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Saint-Tropez
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Prague

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, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Le Marais, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker .

Prague, Czech Republic to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, then make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): learn about winemaking at Chateau Cantenac, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Beaurang, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bordeaux trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Bordeaux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. August in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Saint-Emilion
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral

2
nights
Toulouse

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 3rd (Thu), get curious at Cite de l'espace, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, stop by Marche Victor Hugo, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japonais, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, and finally make a trip to Place du Capitole.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Toulouse trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Toulouse sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national des Calanques and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille online visit planner .

You can fly from Toulouse to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©

few
hours
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. To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez trip planner .

Drive from Marseille to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 5th (Sat), you're off toNice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Tours Parks
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3
nights
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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip planning site .

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Nice in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in September, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (21°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marineland
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Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland

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