18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly
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Castellane
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Hyeres
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Antibes
— 4 nights
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Paris

City of Light

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris travel site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Paris is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Paris is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in July, with highs in Paris at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Castellane.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Castellane

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Get out of town with these interesting Castellane side-trips: Cascade de la Lance (in Colmars), Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon) and Lac d'Allos (in Allos). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc, hike along Starting Point Du Sentier Blanc-Martel, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Castellane day trip planning site.

You can fly from Paris to Castellane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in Castellane are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Hyeres

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: Plage de Gigaro (in La Croix-Valmer), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Cassis) and Plage des Marines (in Cogolin). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Le Bois des Lutins, head outdoors with Plage Notre Dame, stroll through Plage de L'Argentiere, and enjoy breathtaking views from Chateau d'Hyeres.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyeres trip planner.

Traveling by car from Castellane to Hyeres takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Castellane in August: highs in Hyeres hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Azur Park (in Gassin), Plage de l'Escalet (in Ramatuelle) and Lac de Saint-Cassien (in Tanneron). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, kick back and relax at Plage du Chateau, get outside with Jets'Cool, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Hyeres, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Raphael, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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4
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Antibes

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Musee Fragonard (in Grasse) and La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Marineland, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and kick back and relax at Plage Naturiste De La Batterie.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Antibes route maker website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Antibes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Antibes: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.