29 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 5 nights
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Rouen
— 1 night
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Honfleur
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Lyon
— 2 nights
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Beaune
— 2 nights
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Kintzheim
— 2 nights
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Reims
— 2 nights
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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.
Get outdoors at Ile Saint-Louis and Off-Road Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and The Army Museum. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Latin Quarter, examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres, take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel route planner.

Manila, Philippines to Paris is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Paris, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manila in September, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Paris: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rouen.
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Rouen — 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Cote Sainte-Catherine, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then don't miss a visit to Parlement de Normandie, then get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Martainville, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Traditions Et Arts Normands -. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, make a trip to Abbaye Saint Georges de Boscherville, admire the masterpieces at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique), then shop like a local with Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee national de l'Education.

Before you visit Rouen, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 2 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
On the 15th (Fri), stroll through La Plage du Havre, see what you can catch with Navigation Normande - Le Havre, examine the collection at Appartement Temoin, then see the interesting displays at Musee Maison de L'Armateur, and finally examine the collection at Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Eglise Saint-Leonard, take some stellar pictures from Panorama Mont-Joli, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stop by Compagnie des Calvados La Cave Honfleuraise, and finally contemplate the long history of Greniers a sel de Honfleur.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Honfleur trip app.

You can drive from Rouen to Honfleur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Honfleur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Caen, visit Quartier du Vaugueux, then make a trip to Eglise Saint-Pierre, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musée de Normandie. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, go for a walk through Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, take in the history at Omaha Beach, then learn about all things military at Musee D-Day Omaha, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 3 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 19th (Tue), make a trip to Pointe du Grouin du Sud, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, then make a trip to Tour de L'Arcade, then don't miss a visit to Tour Gabriel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Aubert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Cabane Vauban, stop by Yver Chocolatier Patissier, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon, then take in nature's colorful creations at Musee Christian Dior, then kick back and relax at Beach of Genets, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel travel route planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion, learn about winemaking at Chateau Laniote, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret, then look for gifts at The Wine Buff, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau La Croizille. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, then steep yourself in history at Port de la Lune, then make a trip to Porte Cailhau, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Aquitaine.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux online trip planner.

You can fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bordeaux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. While traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bordeaux, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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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.
Let the collections at Musée Marc Chagall and Les Musees de La Citadelle capture your imagination. Colline du Chateau overlook and Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Place Massena, ponder the design of Fontaine du Soleil, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Mariniere, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de Gairaut.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nice vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Bordeaux in September, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lyon.
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Lyon — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere, then steep yourself in history at Hotel de Ville de Lyon, then see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through The Presqu'ile, then wander the streets of La Place Bellecour, then take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in September, plan for little chillier nights in Lyon, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Beaune.
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Beaune — 2 nights

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Les Caves de l'Abbaye, do a tasting at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, take in the exciting artwork at Galeries Bartoux Beaune, then stop by Le Cellier de la Cabiote, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau Corton C.. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Maison des Climats, indulge your senses at Wagner Oenologic, then do a tasting at Domaine De La Choupette-Gutrin Fils, then do a tasting at Chateau Philippe Le Hardi, and finally learn about winemaking at Antonin Rodet.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Beaune driving holiday tool.

Getting from Lyon to Beaune by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Kintzheim.
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Kintzheim — 2 nights

Kintzheim is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.The Château de Kintzheim is a well-known landmark in the commune.HeraldryThe Kintzheim coat of arms is a black eagle on a white background. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at La Seigneurie, then do a tasting at Gerald Kieffer Vins d'Alsace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster, and finally indulge your senses at Domaine Achillee. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Domaine Koeberle-Kreyer, get to know the resident critters at La Montagne des Singes, see the interesting displays at La Maison du Distillateur, then do a tasting at Domaine Hubert Meyer, and finally do a tasting at Jean-Marie Straub.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kintzheim trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Beaune to Kintzheim in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Reims.
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Reims — 2 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): do a tasting at Bulles et Bonheur champagne Elodie D, then do a tasting at Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, then do a tasting at Moet et Chandon, and finally do a tasting at Champagne Lanson. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Fort de la Pompelle, learn about winemaking at Champagne Mailly, then indulge your taste buds at Champagne Lallement Massonnot, then do a tasting at Champagne Lallement Massonnot, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Foujita.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Reims road trip site.

Take a train from Kintzheim to Reims in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Reims can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Thu).
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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.
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Normandy travel guide

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Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.
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