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.
Get some cultural insight at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Old Town. Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and Lérins Islands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Antibes (Musee Picasso & Jeff de Bruges), Le Suquet (in Cannes) and Mairie de le Cannet (in Le Cannet). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, make a trip to Place Massena, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nice online travel route builder.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bonifacio.
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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 21st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bonifacio day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Bonifacio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in April since evenings lows in Bonifacio dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Avignon.
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau des Baux de Provence and Site Archeologique de Glanum. Attractions like Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Caverne du Pont-d'Arc make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Chateau de Tarascon (in Tarascon), Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes) and Jardins de la Fontaine (in Nimes). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), stroll through Le Sentier des Ocres, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Avignon in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. April in Avignon sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then take a pleasant ride with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, then kick back and relax at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

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You can drive from Avignon to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. April in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse, identify plant and animal life 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 look for gifts at La Ferme de Vigne Haute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Gouffre de Padirac, explore the fascinating underground world of Speleologie en Quercy, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte du Pech-Merle, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Animalier de Gramat.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rocamadour day trip website.

You can drive from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Rocamadour in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in April, Rocamadour is a bit cooler at night with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Beynac, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle journey app.

Getting from Rocamadour to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) 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.
Bring the kids along to Chateau Royal de Blois and Futuroscope. Get some cultural insight at Musee des Blindes and Chateau de Villandry. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blois: Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau), Chateau de Langeais (in Langeais) and Place Plumereau (in Tours). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of La Forteresse de Montbazon, admire the landmark architecture of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Blois road trip planning 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 April, expect nights in Blois to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Perros-Guirec.
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Perros-Guirec — 4 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Bring the kids along to Sentier des Douaniers and Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles and Chateau du Taureau. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perros-Guirec: Abbaye de Beauport (in Paimpol), Promenade du Clair de Lune (in Dinard) and Plage du Sillon (in Saint-Malo). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Foret de Huelgoat, make a trip to Centre Historique, get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin, and take in panoramic vistas at Les Remparts de Dinan.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Perros-Guirec online trip itinerary maker.

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. 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). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, then get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, take in the history at Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

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You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Step off the beaten path and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Atelier des Lumieres. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, The Hall of Mirrors, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris route planning website.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Paris sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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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