30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

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30 days in France Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bayeux
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Perros-Guirec
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Beynac-et-Cazenac
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Rocamadour
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 3 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Popular historic sites such as Gros-Horloge and Notre Dame de Grace are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Palais Benedictine (in Fecamp), Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens) and Cathedrale Saint-Pierre (in Beauvais). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, don't miss a visit to Le Vieux Bassin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rouen route builder tool .

Lisbon, Portugal to Rouen is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Rouen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in May; daily highs in Rouen reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Honfleur, Palais Benedictine, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
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Gros-Horloge ©
Gros-Horloge
Notre Dame de Grace ©
Notre Dame de Grace
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre ©
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre

6
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Popular historic sites such as Pegasus Bridge and Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) and Musee Christian Dior. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Pointe du Grouin (in Cancale), Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Sainte-Mere-Eglise (Church of Sainte-Mère-Église & Airborne Museum). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and kick back and relax at Deauville Beach.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux day trip website .

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Caen, Ranville, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Pointe du Grouin
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Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) ©
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre ©
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre
Pegasus Bridge ©
Pegasus Bridge

4
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Abbaye de Beauport and Fort La Latte. La Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual and Notre Dame de Croaz Batz will appeal to history buffs. Explore Perros-Guirec's surroundings by going to Ville Close de Concarneau (in Concarneau), Phare du Cap Fréhel (in Plevenon) and Ile de Batz (in Roscoff). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cap Fréhel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, don't miss a visit to Sentier des douaniers, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Corentin.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Perros-Guirec travel planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Beynac-et-Cazenac.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Plevenon, Roscoff, Cap Fréhel, Abbaye de Beauport, Cathedrale Saint-Corentin
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Abbaye de Beauport ©
Abbaye de Beauport
Phare du Cap Fréhel ©
Phare du Cap Fréhel
Fort La Latte ©
Fort La Latte

1
night
Beynac-et-Cazenac

Beynac-et-Cazenac ©
Beynac-et-Cazenac is a village located in the Dordogne department in southwestern France.The medieval Château de Beynac is located in the commune.The village is classified as one of Les plus beaux villages de France (most beautiful villages of France).GeographyThe commune lies on the banks of the Dordogne River 10km southwest of Sarlat-la-Canéda.HistoryHistorically the first mention of Beynac dates to 1115 when Maynard de Beynac made a gift to the sisters at Fontevrault Abbey. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): make a trip to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Roc de Cazelle, then get engrossed in the history at Chateau des Milandes, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Beynac-et-Cazenac trip website .

Drive from Perros-Guirec to Beynac-et-Cazenac in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Perros-Guirec in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Beynac-et-Cazenac: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Beynac-et-Cazenac

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Roc de Cazelle
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Roc de Cazelle ©
Roc de Cazelle
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

5
nights
Rocamadour

Rocamadour ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique St-Sauveur and Chateau de Cenevieres. Escape the urban bustle at Rocher des Aigles and Parc Animalier de Gramat. Venture out of the city with trips to Forteresse de Najac (in Najac), Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (Eglise de Saint Cirq Lapopie & Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie) and Eglise Saint Pierre (in Collonges-la-Rouge). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, stroll through Gouffre de Padirac, take in the views from Pont Valentre, and contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rocamadour trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Beynac-et-Cazenac to Rocamadour in 1.5 hours. June in Rocamadour sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Pont Valentre, Grottes de Lacave, Grotte du Pech-Merle, Chateau de Cenevieres
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Grottes de Lacave ©
Grottes de Lacave
Chateau de Cenevieres ©
Chateau de Cenevieres
Forteresse de Najac ©
Forteresse de Najac

3
nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc ©
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Get some historical perspective at Cirque de Navacelles and La Grotte des Demoiselles. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grotte de la Salamandre and Grotte de la Cocalière. Get out of town with these interesting Vallon-Pont-d'Arc side-trips: La Couvertoirade (in Millau) and Cascades du Sautadet (in La Roque-sur-Ceze). It doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and identify plant and animal life at Gorges de l'Ardeche.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vallon-Pont-d'Arc day trip app .

Drive from Rocamadour to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Rocamadour in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

La Grotte des Demoiselles, Cascades du Sautadet, Grotte de la Cocalière, La Couvertoirade, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
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Cirque de Navacelles ©
Cirque de Navacelles
La Grotte des Demoiselles ©
La Grotte des Demoiselles
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre

4
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste and Scuba & Snorkeling will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature Reserve of Scandola and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto-Vecchio: Bonifacio (Iles Lavezzi, Bastion de L'Etendard, & more) and Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles) (in Zonza). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs and steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto-Vecchio trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Porto-Vecchio in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. June in Porto-Vecchio sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Corsica, Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles)
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Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste

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