31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

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Rouen
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Nice
— 7 nights
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Avignon
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
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Paris
— 6 nights

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Rouen

Rouen ©

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fondation Claude Monet and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Honfleur (Pont de Normandie & Saint Catherine's Catholic Church), Musee de Mecanique Naturelle (in Giverny) and V1 Site at Val Ygot (in Ardouval). There's much more to do: get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and take an in-depth tour of Maison de Jules Verne.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip planning website.

Pittsburgh, USA to Rouen is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Rouen, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in September, expect Rouen to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

3
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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, and head outdoors with Omaha Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux road trip planning tool.

Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©

7
nights
Nice

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Azur Wine Tours and La Croisette. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Cannes (Lérins Islands, Rue d'Antibes, &more), Antibes (Musee PEYNET et du Dessin Humoristique, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more) and St-Paul-de-Vence (Saint-Paul de Vence & Choisy La Galerie). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nice online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 76°F and lows about 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Azur Wine Tours ©
Azur Wine Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

5
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 some cultural insight at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Wine Tours & Tastings. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Fondation Vasarely) and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, and get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet.

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Getting from Nice to Avignon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in September, Avignon is slightly colder at night with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cité de Carcassonne and Chateaux de Lastours. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi) and Toulouse (Church of Les Jacobins, Basilique Saint-Sernin, &more). There's much more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, and snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne tour planning website.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours ©
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours

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Paris

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Le Marais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Carcassonne to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Carcassonne in October, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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