30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

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Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
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La Rochelle
— 3 nights
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Lourdes
— 4 nights
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Albi
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Amiens
— 4 nights
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Caen
— 3 nights

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Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Abbaye de Beauport and Chapelle Notre Dame des Anges. Chateau du Taureau and Allee couverte de Men Ar Rompet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Perros-Guirec side-trips: Ile de Batz (in Roscoff) and Plage de la Tossen (in Paimpol). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean-du-Baly, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Perros-Guirec tour itinerary planner.

Dinan to Perros-Guirec is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Perros-Guirec can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Chateau du Taureau ©
Chateau du Taureau
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles

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La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Popular historic sites such as Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines and Le phare de chassiron are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois and Eglise Saint-Pierre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Rochelle: Saint Martin de Re (Clocher Observatoire & Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re), Phare des Baleines (in Saint Clement des Baleines) and Association Hermione-La Fayette (in Rochefort). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont, and explore the activities along Vieux Port.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the La Rochelle trip planner.

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to La Rochelle in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois ©
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont ©
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont
Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines ©
Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines

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Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Take a break from the city and head to Pont d'Espagne and Maison du Parc national des Pyrenees de Cauterets. Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Sainte Marie and Chateau Fort of Lourdes are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lourdes: Eglise Saint-Michel (in Lavardens), Pau (Boulevard des Pyrenees, Château de Pau, &more) and Eglise Saint-Orens (in Auch City). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Martin, and stroll through La Cote des Basques.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lourdes trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Lourdes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Albi.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Cathedrale Sainte Marie ©
Cathedrale Sainte Marie
Chateau Fort of Lourdes ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes

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Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau de Cenevieres and Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie. Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez and Abbaye Saint-Michel are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albi: Viaduc de Millau (in Millau), Chateau de Melac (in Saint-Rome-de-Cernon) and Musee Soulages Rodez (in Rodez). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Pont Vieux, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle St Jacques, and explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Albi day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Lourdes to Albi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Albi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Cenevieres ©
Chateau de Cenevieres
Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie ©
Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez

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Carcassonne

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cathar Castles and Cathedrale St-Pierre. Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau Comtal and Cathedrale St-Just. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Collioure (Chateau Royale de Collioure & Fort Saint-Elme), Toulouse (Church of Les Jacobins, Basilique Saint-Sernin, &more) and Abbaye de Fontfroide (in Narbonne). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Porte du Peyrou, take in the history at Château de Salses, explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Albi to Carcassonne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Side Trips

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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Fort Saint-Elme ©
Fort Saint-Elme
Porte du Peyrou ©
Porte du Peyrou

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eglise St-Trophime and Saint-Paul de Vence. Appreciate the collections at Musee Departemental Arles Antique and Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre. Explore Aix-en-Provence's surroundings by going to Le Suquet (in Cannes), Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Colorado Provencal, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mines de Bruoux, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, and hike along Le Sentier des Ocres.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Aix-en-Provence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique

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Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, then step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, and then don't miss a visit to Bonifacio Citadel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage De Roccapina, then see Off-Road Tours, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps).

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bonifacio tour planning tool.

Fly from Aix-en-Provence to Bonifacio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Amiens.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Iles Lavezzi ©
Iles Lavezzi
Off-Road Tours
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone

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Amiens

Amiens ©

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Lochnagar Crater and Gros-Horloge will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at St-Leu and Carriere Wellington. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amiens: Parc du Marquenterre (in Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont), Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie (in Berck) and Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). On the 26th (Sun), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Le Touquet Beach. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musee Somme 1916 and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens.

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

Getting from Bonifacio to Amiens by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bonifacio in April, you will find days in Amiens are slightly colder (18°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Caen.

Things to do in Amiens

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Historial Jeanne d’Arc ©
Historial Jeanne d’Arc
Musee Somme 1916 ©
Musee Somme 1916
Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie ©
Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie

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Caen

Caen ©

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Juno Beach Centre and Remains Mulberry Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and Pointe du Hoc. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Caen: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Omaha Beach (in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame (in Bayeux). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema.

Plan my day in Caen using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Amiens to Caen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Caen sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Caen

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Juno Beach Centre ©
Juno Beach Centre

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