30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 5 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Perros-Guirec
— 3 nights
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Blois
— 5 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
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Rocamadour
— 2 nights
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 3 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 5 nights
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Paris — 5 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 Ile Saint-Louis and Pere-Lachaise Cemetery. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (Place du Marche Notre-Dame, Palace of Versailles, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder app.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in April, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (60°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough 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 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, see the interesting displays at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then head outdoors with Omaha Beach, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Perros-Guirec.
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Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:

Perros-Guirec — 3 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sentier des Douaniers and Foret de Huelgoat. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h and Chateau du Taureau. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perros-Guirec: Cap Fréhel (in Plevenon), Roscoff (Ile de Batz & Jardin Exotique et Botanique de Roscoff) and Pointe de Pen-al-Lann (in Carantec). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, enjoy the sea views from Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, head outdoors with Ile Renote, and take some stellar pictures from Cap d'Erquy.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Perros-Guirec trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Blois.
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Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 2:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau Royal de Blois and Cathedrale De Bourges. Kids will enjoy La Forteresse de Montbazon and Place Plumereau. Get out of town with these interesting Blois side-trips: Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry), Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau) and Chateau de Langeais (in Langeais). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny, examine the collection at Musee du Materiel, contemplate the long history of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, and admire the landmark architecture of Palais Jacques-Coeur.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Blois visit app.

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Blois in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Perros-Guirec in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Blois, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, then walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and finally steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Castelnaud-la-Chapelle itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Blois to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Blois in May, you will find days in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle are a bit warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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.
On the 9th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse, look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Lacave, then don't miss a visit to Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet, and finally stop by La Ferme de Vigne Haute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac, then explore the fascinating underground world of Speleologie en Quercy, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte du Pech-Merle, and finally get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier de Gramat.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rocamadour sightseeing planner.

Drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Rocamadour in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rocamadour are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
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Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

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 11th (Tue), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then take a pleasant ride with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, then stroll through Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer trip planner.

You can drive from Rocamadour to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Rocamadour in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Avignon.
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Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

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.
Family-friendly places like Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Palais des Papes will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau des Baux de Provence and La Ferme aux Crocodiles. Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Nimes (Jardins de la Fontaine & Tour Magne), Caverne du Pont-d'Arc (in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Glanum, admire the landmark architecture of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime, and contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

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You can drive from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Bonifacio.
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Find places to stay May 11 — 14:

Bonifacio, Corsica — 2 nights

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.
On the 15th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at U Porcu Ranger, take a leisurely stroll along Port de Plaisance de Bonifacio, and then kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bonifacio trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Avignon to Bonifacio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Bonifacio can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nice.
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Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

Nice — 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall. Kids will appreciate attractions like Marineland and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Suquet (in Cannes), Les Petites Porcelaines (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris) and Antibes (Musee Napoleonien & Musee Picasso). There's still lots to do: stop by Old Town, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and examine the collection at Musee Matisse.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nice trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Bonifacio to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Bonifacio in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay May 16 — 21:

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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