30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel route planner
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Nantes
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg
— 1 night
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Annecy
— 2 nights
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Colmar
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Lyon
— 2 nights
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Tours
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Tours
— 3 nights
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Avignon
— 2 nights
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Dijon
— 2 nights
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Paris — 4 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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Budapest in June: highs in Paris hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Nantes.
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Nantes — 2 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 6th (Tue), make a trip to Sentier D'interpretation du Pointeau, stroll through Sentier des Douaniers, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port and then see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nantes attractions planning site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Place du Parlement and then do sightseeing your way with Bergerac Wine Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Nantes to Bordeaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg — 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz, take a stroll through La Petite France, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Paul.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Strasbourg trip planner.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Strasbourg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. June in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Annecy.
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Annecy — 2 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy and then don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Pont des Amours, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then admire the striking features of Sanctuaire Notre Dame de Myans.

You can plan Annecy trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Strasbourg to Annecy by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Annecy sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Colmar.
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Colmar — 2 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 13th (Tue), make a trip to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, trek along Randonnee des 3 chateaux de Ribeauville, and then don't miss a visit to Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Little Venice and then get a dose of the wild on Les 2CV de la Bruche.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Colmar road trip planner.

Getting from Annecy to Colmar by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence — 3 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Venture out of the city with trips to Marseille (Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more) and Trolib (in Cassis). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence travel tool.

Getting from Colmar to Aix-en-Provence by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Aix-en-Provence is a bit warmer than Colmar - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and La Croisette (in Cannes). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip site.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Aix-en-Provence, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place des Celestins.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lyon, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Tours.
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Tours — 3 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tours: Chateau de Chenonceau (in Chenonceaux), ZooParc de Beauval (in Saint-Aignan) and Amboise (Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci & Chateau Royal d'Amboise). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Villandry and step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tours online travel route builder.

Getting from Lyon to Tours by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in June, expect Tours to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Avignon.
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Avignon — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, then get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Tours to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tours in June, expect nights in Avignon to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Dijon.
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Dijon — 2 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): awaken your taste buds at Bourgogne A La Carte Burgund Experiment Tours and then examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Elus, examine the collection at Musee Magnin, then admire the striking features of Hotel de Vogue, then trek along Owl's Trail, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dijon driving holiday tool.

You can take a train from Avignon to Dijon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Avignon in June, with highs in Dijon at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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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.
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