29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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Drive
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
Drive
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Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Nice
— 5 nights
Fly
6
Paris
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Train to Paris St Lazare, Fly to Bilbao

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Carcassonne

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): do a tasting at Chateau St Jacques d’Albas. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Winemaker Workshops, do a tasting at O'Vineyards, then get to know the fascinating history of La Cite Medievale, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne itinerary planner.

Bilbao, Spain to Carcassonne is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
Chateau St Jacques d’Albas ©
Winery / Vineyard
Chateau St Jacques d’Albas
4.9
Cité de Carcassonne ©
World heritage site
Cité de Carcassonne
4.5
La Cite Medievale ©
Historic Walking Area
La Cite Medievale
4.7

3
nights
Avignon

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Chateau de Lourmarin (in Lourmarin) and La Petite Ferme (in Villes-sur-Auzon). There's much more to do: make a trip to Palais des Papes, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon driving holiday planner.

Drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Avignon are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Palais des Papes ©
World heritage site
Palais des Papes
4.3

3
nights
Marseille

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: Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras (in Cadenet), Aix-en-Provence (Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and Cape Canaille (in Cassis). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and head outdoors with Route des Cretes.

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You can drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Marseille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

4
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud), Saint-Tropez (Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez & La Ponche Beach) and Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, admire the natural beauty at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus, and look for gifts at Catalan Bougie.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael trip builder site.

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Massif du Tanneron ©
Hiking Trail
Massif du Tanneron
4.9

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Nice

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Antibes (Musee Picasso & Le Nomade), Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris.

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Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Nice are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Food Tours
4.9
Vieille Ville ©
Neighborhood
Vieille Ville
4.7

5
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Paris

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 Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris online travel planner.

Fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in November, with highs in Paris at 12°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Arc de Triomphe ©
Must see
Arc de Triomphe
4.6
Musee d'Orsay ©
Must see
Musee d'Orsay
4.7
Eiffel Tower ©
Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5

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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church & Vieux Bassin), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, make a trip to Vieux Rouen, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and let little ones run wild at Skatepark.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Rouen sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

4
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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise) and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, go for a walk through Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Mont Saint-Michel ©
World heritage site
Mont Saint-Michel
4.3

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