31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
2
Avignon
— 5 nights
3
Marseille
— 4 nights
4
Nice
— 5 nights
5
Lyon
— 2 nights
6
Bayeux
— 4 nights
7
Paris
— 7 nights

3
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Bring the kids along to Cité de Carcassonne and O2 Aventure. Change things up with a short trip to Grotte de Niaux in Niaux (about 1h 30 min away).

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Carcassonne Center trip itinerary builder tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Carcassonne Center is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Carcassonne Center due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in November: high temperatures in Carcassonne Center hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Grotte de Niaux, O'Vineyards
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Grotte de Niaux ©
Grotte de Niaux
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Lac de la Cavayere ©
Lac de la Cavayere

5
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Palais des Papes and Arenes de Nimes. Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Triumphal Arch (in Orange), Roussillon (Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo & Le Sentier des Ocres) and Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine (in Vaison-la-Romaine). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, explore the striking landscape at Colorado Provencal, stroll through Parcours de L'Art, and get in on the family fun at Le Parc Alexis Gruss.

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

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Gordes, Arenes de Nimes, Triumphal Arch, Colorado Provencal, Ferme Pedagogique de l'Oiselet
Highlights from your plan
Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo ©
Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

4
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Attractions like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Parc National des Calanques make great kid-friendly stops. When in Marseille, make a side trip to see Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras in Cadenet, approximately Cadenet away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, whizz through the canopy at Ecopark Adventures, stop by 72% Petanque, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in December, you will find days in Marseille are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, Calanques, Montagne Sainte Victoire
Highlights from your plan
Montagne Sainte Victoire ©
Montagne Sainte Victoire
Calanques ©
Calanques
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If

5
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Marineland and Colline du Chateau overlook. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Paintball Valley (in Frejus) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and cruise along Tete de Chien.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nice day trip planning app.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Nice, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Les Gorges du Verdon, Paintball Valley, Tete de Chien, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Marineland
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

2
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, thenget to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and then don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill and then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon tour itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Nice to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nice in December, with highs in Lyon at °C and lows at °C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Laser Game Evolution Caen/Bretteville sur Odon. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise) and Clecygliss (in Clecy). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, look for gifts at Fantastic Attic, and find something for the whole family at Festyland Parc.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Lyon to Bayeux in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Bayeux are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bretteville Sur Odon, Mont Saint-Michel, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Normandy American Cemetery, Clecygliss
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant

7
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and explore the activities along Seine River.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Paris route builder.

Drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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