29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip itinerary planner

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Paris
— 6 nights
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Strasbourg
— 2 nights
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Lyon
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Avignon
— 3 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Toulouse
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux
— 4 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Versailles (The Water Parterres, La Galerie des Batailles, &more) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stop by Le Marais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris online journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Paris. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Strasbourg

— 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 8th (Thu), take a stroll through La Petite France, then admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Strasbourg, then don't miss a visit to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz. On the next day, walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, then make a trip to Barrage Vauban, then see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Strasbourg trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Strasbourg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lyon

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Lyon is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lyon road trip planning app.

You can fly from Strasbourg to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Nice

— 3 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 find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (Le Suquet & La Croisette). Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Lyon to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard) and Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon). Dedicate the 18th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, don't miss a visit to Place Crillon, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Avignon journey maker website.

You can drive from Nice to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in July, you will find days in Avignon are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are a bit cooler (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Marseille

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Cassis (Trolib & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, and take a stroll through The Panier.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Marseille are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Toulouse

— 2 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 22nd (Thu), engage your brain at Cite de l'espace and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, don't miss a visit to Le Capitole, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and finally snap pictures at Pont Vieux.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Toulouse trip planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Toulouse in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Marseille in July: high temperatures in Toulouse hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Bordeaux

— 4 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer), Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes) and Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tour Pey-Berland, and do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 27th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, then make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally make a trip to La Grande Rue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fougeres, then head outdoors with Avel Char, and finally cool off at Alligator Bay.

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Getting from Bordeaux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bordeaux in July: high temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.