24 days in France Itinerary

24 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France journey planner

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Paris
— 4 nights
Drive
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Nice
— 5 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chamonix
— 3 nights
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Paris

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (The Water Parterres, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planning app.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Colleville-sur-Mer

— 1 night
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Omaha Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Colleville-sur-Mer trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Paris to Colleville-sur-Mer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Colleville-sur-Mer hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 9th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

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Traveling by car from Colleville-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. August in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, then walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and then don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, then walk around Bambousaie de La Roque-Gageac, and then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle day trip planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes), Cannes (Galerie1414, Lérins Islands, &more) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nice tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 4 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Plage Notre Dame (in Porquerolles Island), Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with TakSea, delve into the distant past at Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael, steep yourself in history at Chateau d'Hyeres, and make a splash at Aquavillage Parc.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael visit planning website.

Getting from Nice to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nice in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Saint-Raphael: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Escale Aventure (in Saint-Montan) and Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, visit Cours Mirabeau, and snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Avignon trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Chamonix

— 3 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.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, identify plant and animal life at Aiguilles Rouges, get outside with Aiguille du Midi, and hit the slopes at Domaine des Planards.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chamonix online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Chamonix takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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.