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 Suquet. Do some cultural sightseeing at Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and Promenade des Anglais. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Lérins Islands (in Cannes), Musee Picasso (in Antibes) and Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI (in Biot). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, wander the streets of Old Town, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip website.

Washington, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Nice is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 52°F in Nice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Bonifacio.
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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, then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bonifacio, use our trip itinerary maker.

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.
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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 Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes. Get some cultural insight at Chateau des Baux de Provence and Roman Theatre of Orange. Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Caverne du Pont-d'Arc (in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc), Chateau de Tarascon (in Tarascon) and Jardins de la Fontaine (in Nimes). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Glanum, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and stroll through Le Sentier des Ocres.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Avignon online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bonifacio to Avignon takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
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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, take a pleasant ride 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.
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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 Head underground 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.
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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.
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau Royal de Blois and Chateau de Langeais. Explore hidden gems such as Musee des Blindes and Chateau de Cheverny. Change things up with these side-trips from Blois: Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry), Tours (Place Plumereau & Cathedrale Saint-Gatien) and Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau). Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Futuroscope. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of La Forteresse de Montbazon, admire the landmark architecture of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, take a memorable tour with Tours, and make a trip to Chateau de Chambord.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Blois route tool.

Traveling by car from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Blois takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in May, you will find days in Blois are a bit cooler (65°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Perros-Guirec.
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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 Fort La Latte - Chateau de la Roche Goyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perros-Guirec: Cancale (Marche aux Huitres & Pointe du Grouin), La Cite d'Aleth (in Saint-Malo) and Promenade du Clair de Lune (in Dinard). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, get outside with Ile Renote, take in panoramic vistas at Les Remparts de Dinan, and step off the mainland to explore Ile de Batz.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Perros-Guirec trip itinerary planning tool.

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 slightly colder, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.
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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.
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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 La Madeleine. Kids will enjoy Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (Grand Canal, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris vacation maker tool.

Drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.
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Find places to stay May 19 — 25:

France travel guide

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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.
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