30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip builder

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Paris
— 5 nights
Fly
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Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Blois
— 5 nights
Fly
5
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocamadour
— 2 nights
Fly to Lyon, Train to Avignon
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Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 1 night
Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 4 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.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Place du Marche Notre-Dame, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Washington in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:

Perros-Guirec

— 2 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): head outdoors with Armor Plongee, steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Beauport, and then make a trip to La Vallee des Saints. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Ile Renote, explore the striking landscape at Cote de Granit Rose, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, visit a coastal fixture at Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, then get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and finally enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Perros-Guirec trip maker site.

Fly from Paris to Perros-Guirec in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Perros-Guirec, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Bayeux

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kids will enjoy Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Omaha Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Memorial de Caen and Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville), Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip builder tool.

Drive from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Blois.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

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 Chateau de Villandry. Kids will enjoy Musee des Blindes and Chateau de Langeais. Venture out of the city with trips to Place Plumereau (in Tours), Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau) and Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale (in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye). Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Futuroscope. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of La Forteresse de Montbazon, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chambord.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Blois trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Bayeux to Blois in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Blois, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 15:

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Les Grottes de Maxange, then see the interesting displays at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bonaguil, and finally walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and then don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Blois to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Blois in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

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 18th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse, identify plant and animal life at Rocher des Aigles, then engage your brain at Grotte du Pech-Merle, and finally Head underground at Speleologie en Quercy. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at La Ferme de Vigne Haute, get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier de Gramat, then Head underground at Gouffre de Padirac, and finally Head underground at Grottes de Lacave.

Make your Rocamadour itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Rocamadour in 1.5 hours. May in Rocamadour sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau des Baux de Provence and Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Roman Theatre of Orange. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Jardins de la Fontaine (in Nimes), Caverne du Pont-d'Arc (in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc) and Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Sentier des Ocres.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rocamadour to Avignon by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May in Avignon, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

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 23rd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, trot along with a tour on horseback, then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and finally get outside with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer trip builder tool.

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. May in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Bonifacio.

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

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

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 24th (Mon), gear up at Gear Rentals, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally make a trip to Bonifacio Citadel. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, then make a trip to Port de Plaisance de Bonifacio, and then experience rural life at U Porcu RANGER.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bonifacio tour itinerary site.

Getting from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Bonifacio by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, bus, 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall. Get some cultural insight at Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and Lérins Islands. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Eglise de Biot (in Biot) and Spas & Wellness (in Antibes). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

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Getting from Bonifacio to Nice by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 29:

France travel guide

4.3
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.