30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

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Train to Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina, Fly to Paris CDG
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Paris
— 5 nights
Drive
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Honfleur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
Drive
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Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
Drive
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Azay-le-Rideau
— 2 nights
Drive
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arles
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 5 nights
Fly to Warsaw Chopin, Train to Lodz

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Paris

— 5 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.
Visiting Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Le Marais. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Domaine of Villarceaux (in Chaussy), The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

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Lodz, Poland to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 24:

Honfleur

— 3 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and Palais Benedictine will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Deauville Beach and Falaises d'Etretat will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honfleur: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Grace and make a trip to Vieux Bassin.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Honfleur day trip app.

Drive from Paris to Honfleur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 27:

Bayeux

— 5 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Airborne Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Bayeux War Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont), D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont) and Ranville (Pegasus Bridge & Pegasus Memorial). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, take in the history at Omaha Beach, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux planner.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Bayeux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:

Perros-Guirec

— 1 night

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 2nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, then enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and finally head outdoors with Ile Renote.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Perros-Guirec trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daytime highs in Perros-Guirec are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Azay-le-Rideau.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:

Azay-le-Rideau

— 2 nights
As the center of the Touraine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for the Loire Valley, Azay-le-Rideau produces dry, white wines and red wines rich in tannins.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Villandry and then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Langeais, then explore the historical opulence of Château de l'Islette, and then steep yourself in history at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Azay-le-Rideau vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Azay-le-Rideau in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Perros-Guirec, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Azay-le-Rideau, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Azay-le-Rideau

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, and then make a trip to Chateau des Milandes. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bonaguil, and then contemplate the long history of Château de Biron.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Castelnaud-la-Chapelle road trip app.

You can drive from Azay-le-Rideau to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Carcassonne

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Carnot, and then do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne journey maker website.

You can drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Arles.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wineries
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Arles

— 2 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and finally steep yourself in history at Amphitheatre (les Arenes). On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, admire the masterpieces at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Arles road trip website.

Drive from Carcassonne to Arles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 2 nights
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
On the 11th (Fri), kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, see Off-Road Tours, then kick back and relax at Plage De Roccapina, and finally trek along Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bonifacio travel website.

Getting from Arles to Bonifacio by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Nice

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La cité médiévale. Let the collections at Musée Marc Chagall and Musee Fragonard capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Azur Wine Tours (in Vence), Cannes (Le Suquet, La Croisette, &more) and Be Free To Dive (in Villeneuve-Loubet). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, look for gifts at VinAzur - Vins de provence, and steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Nice online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Bonifacio, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.