30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 5 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
— 5 nights
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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.
Attractions like Marineland and Old Town make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Antibes (Spas & Wellness, Musee Picasso, &more) and Cannes (Lérins Islands, Rue d'Antibes, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, make a trip to Place Massena, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip planning app.

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Bonifacio.
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Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:

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.
On the 6th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, then make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio trip planner.

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 May, plan for slightly colder nights in Bonifacio, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Avignon.
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Find places to stay May 5 — 6:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau des Baux de Provence and Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes. Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Pont d'Avignon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange), Jardins de la Fontaine (in Nimes) and Chateau de Tarascon (in Tarascon). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Sentier des Ocres, explore the fascinating underground world of Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, and explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon vacation site.

You can 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. May in Avignon sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
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Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

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 10th (Mon), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then trot along with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. May in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rocamadour.
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Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, then explore the fascinating underground world of Speleologie en Quercy, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte du Pech-Merle, and finally shop like a local with La Ferme de Vigne Haute. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Animalier de Gramat, stroll through Gouffre de Padirac, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, and finally Head underground at Grottes de Lacave.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rocamadour trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Rocamadour takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in May since evenings lows in Rocamadour dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 1 night

On the 13th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Les Grottes de Maxange, then don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Blois.
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Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau Royal de Blois and Cathedrale De Bourges. Get some cultural insight at La Forteresse de Montbazon and Chateau de Cheverny. Change things up with these side-trips from Blois: Chateau de Langeais (in Langeais), Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau) and Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry). Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Futuroscope. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, take in the pleasant sights at Place Plumereau, and steep yourself in history at Palais Jacques-Coeur.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Blois trip app.

You can drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Blois in 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). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Perros-Guirec.
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Find places to stay May 13 — 18:

Perros-Guirec — 4 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sentier des Douaniers and Pointe du Grouin. Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h and Promenade du Clair de Lune are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Perros-Guirec: Ile de Batz (in Roscoff), Plage du Sillon (in Saint-Malo) and Marche aux Huitres (in Cancale). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, explore the historical opulence of Fort La Latte - Chateau de la Roche Goyon, enjoy the sea views from Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, and contemplate the long history of Chateau du Taureau.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Perros-Guirec day trip site.

You can drive from Blois to Perros-Guirec in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Blois in May, you will find days in Perros-Guirec are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
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Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

Bayeux — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then stroll through Omaha Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, see the interesting displays at 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.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux journey builder tool.

Getting from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bayeux are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paris.
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, wander the streets of Montmartre, and make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning site.

You can 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 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay May 24 — 29:

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.
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