30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 4 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
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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
— 2 nights
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Blois
— 5 nights
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Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Paris
— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Place Garibaldi. Kids will appreciate attractions like Marineland and Musée Marc Chagall. Venture out of the city with trips to Antibes (Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes & Musee Picasso). There's lots more to do: stop by Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musee des Coquillages, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nice road trip planning app.

Washington, USA to Nice is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 52°F in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:

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 26th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, and finally see Off-Road Tours. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at U Porcu RANGER, take a leisurely stroll along Port de Plaisance de Bonifacio, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Bonifacio road trip app.

Fly from Nice to Bonifacio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Nice in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 46°F in Bonifacio. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Avignon.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

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.
Attractions like Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes and Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac make great kid-friendly stops. Get some cultural insight at Chateau des Baux de Provence and Site Archeologique de Glanum. Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Nimes (Tour Magne & Jardins de la Fontaine), Caverne du Pont-d'Arc (in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, admire the masterpieces at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip 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. In April, daytime highs in Avignon are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:

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 1st (Sat), trot along with a tour on horseback, identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then get outside with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, then stroll through Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer day trip planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rocamadour.

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

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

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 2nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, then see the interesting displays at Musee Champollion, and finally make a trip to Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotte du Pech-Merle, look for gifts at La Ferme de Vigne Haute, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Animalier de Gramat, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Lacave.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocamadour journey builder app.

Getting from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Rocamadour by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Rocamadour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Les Grottes de Maxange, then examine the collection at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bonaguil, and finally stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Castelnaud-la-Chapelle using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Blois.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

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 La Forteresse de Montbazon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee des Blindes and Chateau d'Angers. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blois: Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry), Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau) and Chateau de Langeais (in Langeais). Pack the 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Futuroscope. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, see the interesting displays at Le Cadre Noir, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Blois day trip planning website.

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. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in May, you will find days in Blois are little chillier (65°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 10:

Perros-Guirec

— 2 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 11th (Tue), head outdoors with Ile Renote, take in the dramatic natural features at Cote de Granit Rose, identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, visit a coastal fixture at Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and finally stroll through Sentier des douaniers. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Ecomusee de Plouigneau, head outdoors with Sentier Des Douaniers, then don't miss a visit to La Vallee des Saints, and finally contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Beauport.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Perros-Guirec driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Blois to Perros-Guirec takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Blois in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Perros-Guirec: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Bayeux

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Memorial de Caen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Family-friendly places like Omaha Beach and Bayeux War Cemetery will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, get engrossed in the history at Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, examine the collection at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, and explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ile Saint-Louis and La Madeleine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker website.

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 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 20:

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.