30 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
Drive
4
Saint-Malo
— 3 nights
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Dijon
5
Dijon
— 1 night
Drive
6
Chamonix
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Macot-la-Plagne
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Val Thorens
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Lyon, Fly to Carcassonne
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Fly
10
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Musee d'Orsay and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and visit Montmartre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris online trip itinerary planner.

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 February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Paris, with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 4 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Family-friendly places like Memorial de Caen and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pegasus Bridge and Airborne Museum. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville), Vieux Bassin (in Honfleur) and Church of Sainte-Mère-Église (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip builder site.

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in February, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Perros-Guirec.
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Perros-Guirec — 1 night

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 21st (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, explore the striking landscape at Cote de Granit Rose, head outdoors with Ile Renote, then visit a coastal fixture at Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, then get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and finally hike along Sentier des Douaniers.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. February in Perros-Guirec sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint-Malo.
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Saint-Malo — 3 nights

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pointe du Grouin and Chateau de Fougeres. Explore hidden gems such as Plage du Sillon and Parc du Thabor. Explore Saint-Malo's surroundings by going to Plevenon (Cap Fréhel & Fort La Latte - Chateau de la Roche Goyon), Awelys Spa Privatif (in Rennes) and Mont-Saint-Michel (Mont Saint-Michel Bay, Mont Saint-Michel, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade du Clair de Lune, see the interesting displays at Musee des Amis des Bisquines et du Vieux Cancale, don't miss a visit to Centre Historique, and savor the flavors at Marche aux Huitres.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to Saint-Malo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Saint-Malo sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dijon.
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Dijon — 1 night

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): trek along Owl's Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, examine the collection at Le Cassissium, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon, then see the interesting displays at Musee Magnin, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dijon trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Saint-Malo to Dijon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Saint-Malo in February, Dijon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chamonix.
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Chamonix — 4 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Bring the kids along to Brevent Cable Car and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Station de Ski les Saisies and La Vieille Ville. Explore Chamonix's surroundings by going to Piccard Sports (in Les Saisies), La Clusaz (in La Clusaz) and Annecy (Palais de l'Ile & Pont des Amours). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, laugh and play at Domaine des Planards, take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void, and hit the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi.

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Drive from Dijon to Chamonix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Macot-la-Plagne.
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Macot-la-Plagne — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): fly down the slopes at ESF PLagne 1800, stroll through Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School La Plagne, stroll through Reflex Ski School, fly down the slopes at Robino Sport - La Plagne Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Courchevel, and finally get interesting insight from Peisey Mountain Fly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): get a bird's-eye view with Darentasia Sports De Montagne Et Hébergement, hit the slopes at Evolution 2 La Rosiere, then see the winter wonderland with SkiBro Technologies, then head off-road at Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School Val d'Isere, and finally hit the slopes at Evolution 2 Val d'Isere.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Macot-la-Plagne trip planner.

You can drive from Chamonix to Macot-la-Plagne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Macot-la-Plagne sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Val Thorens.
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Val Thorens — 2 nights

Val Thorens, located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, French Alps, is the highest ski resort in Europe, at 2300 m altitude. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): hit the slopes at Domaine Skiable de Val Thorens. Keep things going the next day: see the winter wonderland with Ski Cool, then fly down the slopes at Prosneige, then fly down the slopes at Evolution 2 Val Thorens, and finally fly down the slopes at Ecole de Ski Prosneige.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Val Thorens road trip planning site.

You can drive from Macot-la-Plagne to Val Thorens in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Station de Ski Montclar, delve into the mystery of La Maison Hantee, then contemplate the long history of Chateaux de Lastours, then Head underground at Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, and finally steep yourself in history at La Bastide Saint Louis.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Carcassonne online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Val Thorens to Carcassonne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Val Thorens in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Carcassonne, with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Nice.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Place Garibaldi and Musée Marc Chagall. Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Tanneron (Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois & Massif du Tanneron), Cannes (Lérins Islands, Monuments aux Morts, &more) and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice.

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Fly from Carcassonne to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Nice sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
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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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