36 days in France Itinerary

36 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Etretat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 5 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive
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Avignon
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Rouen

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: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Calvados Experience (in Pont-L'Eveque) and Hippodrome de Clairefontaine (in Tourgeville). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, stroll through Veloroute du Lin, and get in on the family fun at Cahem.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen online trip itinerary planner.

Charlotte, USA to Rouen is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charlotte to Rouen. Traveling from Charlotte in April, things will get a bit cooler in Rouen: highs are around 59°F and lows about 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Casinos

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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Architectural Building
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Etretat

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux (in Saint-Valery-en-Caux) and Les Cressonnieres (in Veules-les-Roses). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, get outside with Cote d'Albatre, play a few rounds at Golf d'Etretat, and examine the collection at Musee des Pecheries.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Etretat trip planner.

Getting from Rouen to Etretat by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Golf

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Golf d'Etretat ©
Golf Course
Golf d'Etretat
4.5

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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise), Piscine de Bagnoles de l'Orne (in Bagnoles-de-l'Orne) and Chateau de Sassy (in Saint-Christophe-le-Jajolet). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, take in the dramatic natural features at Grottes de Jobourg, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux road trip planner.

You can drive from Etretat to Bayeux in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Venture out of the city with trips to La Michaudiere (in Juvigny-sous-Andaine), Pointe D'Agon (in Agon-Coutainville) and Parc Regional Basse Normandie (in Domfront). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, steep yourself in history at Maison de l'Artichaut, and get a new perspective on nature at Ecomusee de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel vacation maker app.

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. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

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5
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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 out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, get great views at Mt Boron, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in May; daily highs in Nice reach 69°F and lows reach 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Must see
Food Tours
4.9
Marineland ©
Aquarium
Marineland
2.9
Vieille Ville ©
Neighborhood
Vieille Ville
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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Chateau Des Garcinieres (in Cogolin), Domaine Tropez (in Gassin) and Kelys (in Sainte-Maxime). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, stroll around Domaine du Rayol, take in the spiritual surroundings of La Certosa di La Verne, and look for gifts at Catalan Bougie.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Chartreuse de la Verne ©
Historic Site
Chartreuse de la Verne
4.6
Musee des Troupes de Marine ©
Specialty Museum
Musee des Troupes de Marine
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Marseille

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Paul Cezanne’s Studio), Cassis (Calanque de Port-Miou & Saint Michel Church) and Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame du Mai, and take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Marseille tour planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Marseille in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Marseille, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Calanques ©
Geologic Formation
Calanques
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine (in Vaison-la-Romaine), La Petite Ferme (in Villes-sur-Auzon) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon vacation planner.

Getting from Marseille to Avignon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

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Palais des Papes ©
World heritage site
Palais des Papes
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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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris trip tool.

Traveling by train from Avignon to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Avignon in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Louvre Museum ©
Must see
Louvre Museum
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Palace of Versailles ©
World heritage site
Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Must see
Eiffel Tower
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