31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France journey planner

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Taxi to Chandigarh, Fly to Paris CDG
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Avignon
— 4 nights
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Marseille
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 6 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
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Rouen
— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & La Galerie des Batailles). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris travel planner.

Bilaspur, India to Paris is an approximately 16-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Bilaspur to Paris. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Avignon

— 4 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: Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles), Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Promenade a Cheval La Marisma & Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, take in panoramic vistas at Bridge of the Holy Spirit, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon day trip tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Avignon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Avignon, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Marseille

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Trolib (in Cassis), Le Cassetin du Diable (in La Ciotat) and Aix-en-Provence (Fondation Vasarely, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, wander the streets of The Panier, browse the exhibits of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip builder app.

Drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nice

— 6 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.
Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In May, Mont-Saint-Michel is a bit cooler than Nice - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Trails · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Deauville Beach (in Deauville City). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux sightseeing site.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Rouen

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Chemin des Sources Bleues (in Vieux-Port), Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat) and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Fondation Claude Monet, indulge in some personalized pampering at Samaris, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Rouen online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Rouen, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.