31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 5 nights
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
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Avignon
— 4 nights
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Marseille
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 6 nights

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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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris itinerary maker app.

Milan, Italy to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in September: highs in Paris hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Versailles
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema.

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You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, Omaha Beach, Normandy American Cemetery, Mont Saint-Michel, Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

4
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Change things up with a short trip to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques in Peyzac-le-Moustier (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, Head underground at Grotte de Font de Gaume, admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, and steep yourself in history at The Maison Forte de Reignac.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Sarlat-la-Caneda, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Beynac-et-Cazenac, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne
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Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne ©
Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
When in Carcassonne, make a side trip to see Grotte de Niaux in Niaux, approximately Niaux away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu, walk around Place Gambetta, and let your taste buds guide you at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Carcassonne, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Grotte de Niaux, Mount Perdu
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Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours ©
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Grotte de Niaux ©
Grotte de Niaux

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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.
Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles), Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). Dedicate the 15th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, learn about winemaking at Distillerie A. Blachere, fly like a bird with Dragon Fly, and explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Avignon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Avignon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lanas, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Distillerie A. Blachere, Le Sentier des Ocres, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Trolib (in Cassis), Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat) and Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras (in Cadenet). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, cast your line with Peche. Calanques. Com, stop by The Panier, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Cassis, Route des Cretes, Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Sentier Littoral
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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Galerie1414, Lérins Islands, &more), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nice tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Cannes, Eze, Antibes, Azur Wine Tours, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Azur Wine Tours ©
Azur Wine Tours
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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