30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

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Train to Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina, Fly to Paris CDG
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Honfleur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
Drive
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Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
Drive
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Azay-le-Rideau
— 2 nights
Drive
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arles
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Domaine of Villarceaux (in Chaussy), The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

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Lodz, Poland to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Honfleur

— 3 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Escape the urban bustle at Deauville Beach and Falaises d'Etretat. Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and Palais Benedictine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honfleur: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace and don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Honfleur road trip planner.

You can drive from Paris to Honfleur in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Honfleur are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 5 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get a sense of the local culture at Normandy American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc. Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Bayeux War Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Ranville (Pegasus Bridge & Pegasus Memorial). Next up on the itinerary: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, and contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip maker.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Bayeux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. June in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Perros-Guirec

— 1 night

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier des douaniers, then get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and finally get outside with Ile Renote.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Perros-Guirec trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Azay-le-Rideau.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Azay-le-Rideau

— 2 nights
As the center of the Touraine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for the Loire Valley, Azay-le-Rideau produces dry, white wines and red wines rich in tannins.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Villandry and then examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Langeais, explore the historical opulence of Château de l'Islette, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Azay-le-Rideau holiday planning tool.

Drive from Perros-Guirec to Azay-le-Rideau in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Perros-Guirec in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Azay-le-Rideau: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Azay-le-Rideau

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Beynac, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bonaguil, and then contemplate the long history of Château de Biron.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Azay-le-Rideau to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 2 nights

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 20th (Mon): take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent, then get to know the fascinating history of Place Carnot, and then do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Arles.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Museums

Arles

— 2 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Site Archeologique de Glanum, steep yourself in history at Chateau des Baux de Provence, then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and finally delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Arles day trip planner.

Drive from Carcassonne to Arles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Arles are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, then see Off-Road Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage De Roccapina, and finally hike along Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio trip maker tool.

Getting from Arles to Bonifacio by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June in Bonifacio, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.
Shop till you drop at La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La cité médiévale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Be Free To Dive (in Villeneuve-Loubet), Le Suquet (in Cannes) and Azur Wine Tours (in Vence). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musee Fragonard, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

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You can fly from Bonifacio to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Bonifacio, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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.