12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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12 days in France Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 15​min
Paris
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
Avignon
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Nice
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
Kuala Lumpur

4
days
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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel route site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musée d'Orsay ©
Musée d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
day
Avignon

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and then steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Avignon itinerary website .

You can take a train from Paris to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Marseille.

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Tours Historic Sites
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

2
days
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 31st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, see the interesting displays at Granet Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally look for gifts at 72% pétanque - Philippe Chailloux. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Clos Sainte Magdeleine, then get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, then make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally look for gifts at Trois Fenêtres.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille journey site .

You can take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Marseille, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde
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Granet Museum ©
Granet Museum
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

3
days
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Colline du Chateau overlook, steep yourself in history at St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral, and make a trip to Fort du Mont Alban.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fort du Mont Alban
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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