29 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

29 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Etretat, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Rouen, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chalons-en-Champagne, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colmar, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Drive to Gavarnie
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Gavarnie, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Montcuq en Quercy Blanc, France
— 3 nights
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Rocamadour, France
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights

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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel, and then don't miss a visit to Grand Degre. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pointe du Grouin du Sud and then hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Mont-Saint-Michel is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

Bayeux, France

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Bayeux road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 4th (Wed), you're off to Etretat.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

Etretat, France

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval and then make a trip to Falaises d'Etretat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): get outside with Cap Fagnet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut, then contemplate the long history of Palais Benedictine, and finally stroll around Les Jardins d'Etretat.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Etretat driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Etretat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Etretat can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

Rouen, France

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, make a trip to Parlement de Normandie, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee des Antiquites.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Rouen itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Etretat to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chalons-en-Champagne.

Things to do in Rouen

Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Chalons-en-Champagne, France

— 3 nights
Châlons-en-Champagne is a city in France. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Moet et Chandon and Foret Domaniale de Verzy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chalons-en-Champagne: Les Faux de Verzy (in Verzy), Paul-Etienne Saint Germain (in Epernay) and Champagne DOMI (in Grauves). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-en-Vaux, walk around La Ferme aux Oiseaux Exotiques, examine the collection at Musee du Cloitre de Notre Dame-en-Vaux, and appreciate the history behind Statue de Jean Talon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chalons-en-Champagne sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Chalons-en-Champagne in 3.5 hours. In May in Chalons-en-Champagne, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Colmar.

Things to do in Chalons-en-Champagne

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

Colmar, France

— 3 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Step off the beaten path and head to Route des Vins and Musée d'Unterlinden. Go for a jaunt from Colmar to Mittelbergheim to see Domaine Albert Seltz about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee du Jouet, trek along Route des Vins d'Alsace, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and don't miss a visit to Fontaine Bruat.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colmar trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Chalons-en-Champagne to Colmar in 4 hours. In May in Colmar, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Colmar

Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and Parc de l'Independance. Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Lavaux Vineyard Terraces (in Grandvaux) and La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat (in Lausanne). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Russe, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, explore the activities along Lake Geneva, and delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colmar to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Geneva are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

Nice, France

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parc du Mont Boron and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Step out of Nice to go to Villeneuve-Loubet and see Be Free 2 Dive, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, don't miss a visit to Promenade Maurice Rouvier, deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nice tour planning tool.

Fly from Geneva to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Geneva in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Gavarnie.

Things to do in Nice

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

Gavarnie, France

— 1 night
Gavarnie is a former commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at La Breche De Roland and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cirque de Gavarnie.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gavarnie trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Nice to Gavarnie by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Montcuq en Quercy Blanc.

Things to do in Gavarnie

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Montcuq en Quercy Blanc, France

— 3 nights
Montcuq-en-Quercy-Blanc is a commune in the department of Lot, southern France. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac and Pilgrim Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montcuq en Quercy Blanc: Chateau de Bonaguil (in Saint-Front-sur-Lemance), Musee Zadkine (in Les Arques) and Chateau Eugenie (in Albas). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Montcuq Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Et Gallerie Paper Metal, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cite medievale de Lauzerte, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Saint-Sernin.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Montcuq en Quercy Blanc trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Gavarnie to Montcuq en Quercy Blanc takes 4 hours. In May in Montcuq en Quercy Blanc, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Montcuq en Quercy Blanc

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Rocamadour, France

— 2 nights

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet, then stroll through Rocher des Aigles, and then stroll through La Foret des Singes. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre, then make a trip to Gouffre de Padirac, and then steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rocamadour trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Montcuq en Quercy Blanc to Rocamadour in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Rocamadour can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Bordeaux, France

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Musee du Vin et du Negoce and Monument aux Girondins. Take a break from Bordeaux with a short trip to Chateau Paloumey in Ludon-Medoc, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Public, stroll around Parc de Majolan, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, and make a trip to The Water Mirror.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux travel planner.

Getting from Rocamadour to Bordeaux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

France travel guide

4.3
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.

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

4.2
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.