30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 4 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 3 nights
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 1 night
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Rocamadour
— 2 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
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Blois
— 5 nights
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Perros-Guirec
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Nice

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musée Marc Chagall and Vieille Ville. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Le Suquet & Lérins Islands), Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI (in Biot) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and make a trip to Place Massena.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Nice trip maker app.

Washington, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Nice due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Washington in April, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 1 night
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel.

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You can fly from Nice to Bonifacio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Nice in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bonifacio, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Avignon.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

Avignon

— 3 nights

City of Popes

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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Palais des Papes. Get some cultural insight at Chateau des Baux de Provence and Site Archeologique de Glanum. Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Chateau de Tarascon (in Tarascon), Jardins de la Fontaine (in Nimes) and Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, explore the fascinating underground world of Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, and make a trip to Roman Theatre of Orange.

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Fly from Bonifacio to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

— 1 night
Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
On the 5th (Wed), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, get outside with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, then enjoy the sand and surf at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Avignon to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

Rocamadour

— 2 nights

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, then Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, and finally contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse. On the next day, Head underground at Gouffre de Padirac, then explore the fascinating underground world of Speleologie en Quercy, then engage your brain at Grotte du Pech-Merle, and finally get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier de Gramat.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rocamadour travel route planner.

You can drive from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Rocamadour in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rocamadour when traveling from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in May, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 1 night
On the 8th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, then stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and finally steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Rocamadour to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Blois.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

Blois

— 5 nights

Town of Art and History

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Attractions like Chateau Royal de Blois and Cathedrale Saint-Gatien make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee des Blindes and Chateau de Cheverny. Explore Blois' surroundings by going to Chateau de Langeais (in Langeais), Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry) and Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau). Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Futuroscope. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of La Forteresse de Montbazon, steep yourself in history at Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and admire the landmark architecture of Place Plumereau.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Blois online travel route planner.

You can fly from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Blois in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in May, plan for slightly colder days in Blois, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 13:

Perros-Guirec

— 4 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sentier des douaniers and Chateau du Taureau. Get some cultural insight at Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h and Pointe du Grouin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perros-Guirec: Promenade du Clair de Lune (in Dinard), La Cite d'Aleth (in Saint-Malo) and Marche aux Huitres (in Cancale). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, enjoy the sea views from Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, make a trip to Centre Historique, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cap Fréhel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Perros-Guirec travel route planner.

You can drive from Blois to Perros-Guirec in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Blois in May, expect nights in Perros-Guirec to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 17:

Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux vacation builder website.

Getting from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

Paris

— 6 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee Jacquemart-Andre and Île de la Cité. Kids will enjoy Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (Grand Canal, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, don't miss a visit to Place des Vosges, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 25:

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.