17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 15​min
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle + train:  4​h
La Ciotat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Saint-Tropez
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
Kuala Lumpur

5
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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris travel route planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Paris is minus 7 hours. In December, Paris is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to La Ciotat.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

1
day
La Ciotat

La Ciotat ©
La Ciotat is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at La Calanque de Figuerolles, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Grande Mer, and then stop by Pastis et Compagnie.

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Getting from Paris to La Ciotat by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in La Ciotat

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cassis
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La Calanque de Figuerolles ©
La Calanque de Figuerolles
Plage de la Grande Mer ©
Plage de la Grande Mer

4
days
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. Visit Grande Plage du Lavandou and Port Grimaud Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Pampelonne and Plage d'Aiguebelle. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Tropez: Plage de Sylvabelle (in La Croix-Valmer) and Le Lavandou (Plage de Jean Blanc & Plage de Cavaliere). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Domaine La Tourraque.

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Getting from La Ciotat to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Port Grimaud Beach, Plage de Sylvabelle
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Grande Plage du Lavandou
Grande Plage du Lavandou
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere

5
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.
Head to Rue d'Antibes and Avenue Jean Medecinfor some retail therapy. We've included these beaches for you: Castel Plage and Eze Sur Mer Strand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Marché Forville & La Croisette) and Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs (in St-Paul-de-Vence). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, look for gifts at Marche a la Brocante, explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

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You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannes, Eze, Vinazur - Vins de Provence, Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs
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Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
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La Croisette

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