30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hyeres
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 6 nights
Fly
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Avignon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chamonix
— 4 nights
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Nice

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nice travel planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Nice is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Nice. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairo in September, with highs in Nice at 28°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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Saint-Raphael

— 2 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), then get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea, and then make a splash at Waterworld lake of gaudrade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Forcerie Vial and then don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael itinerary builder website.

Getting from Nice to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in September, Saint-Raphael is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Hyeres

— 4 nights
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Venture out of the city with trips to La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach, Plage de Sylvabelle, &more), Porquerolles Island (Plage Notre Dame & Plage de la Courtade) and Plage de Jean Blanc (in Le Lavandou). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Dune La Londe, make a splash at Aquavillage Parc, explore and take pictures at Route des Cretes, and head outdoors with Sentier sous marin.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyeres trip planner.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Hyeres sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 12th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hyeres to Mont-Saint-Michel by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, train, and taxi; or drive. In September, Mont-Saint-Michel is little chillier than Hyeres - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Colleville-sur-Mer

— 2 nights
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. On the 13th (Mon), appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, and then relax in the rural setting at Ferme de Vailly.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Colleville-sur-Mer trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Colleville-sur-Mer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Colleville-sur-Mer can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Colleville-sur-Mer to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Paris

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Tue), make a trip to Chateau de Beynac, then walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes and then admire the natural beauty at Bambousaie de La Roque-Gageac.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Paris to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Paris in September, you will find days in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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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: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Chateau de la Gardine (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and Marseille (Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde & The Panier). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip maker.

Getting from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Avignon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in September since evenings lows in Avignon dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Avignon

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Chamonix

— 4 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Brevent Cable Car, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc, and get to know the resident critters at Parc de Merlet.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chamonix trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Chamonix takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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France travel guide

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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.