29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip itinerary planner

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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
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Hyeres
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 5 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Rouen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
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Saint-Raphael

— 4 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Sainte-Maxime (Plage de la Nartelle & Zipline), Theoule sur Mer (Promenade Andre Pradayrol & La Pointe de l'Aiguille) and Etangs de Villepey (in Saint-Aygulf). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, look for gifts at Catalan Bougie, make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, and see the vivid underwater world at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer).

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael online trip itinerary builder.

Atlanta, USA to Saint-Raphael is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Saint-Raphael due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saint-Raphael when traveling from Atlanta in August, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Hyeres

— 4 nights
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Domaine du Rayol (in Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer), Plage de Cavaliere (in Le Lavandou) and Plage Notre Dame (in Porquerolles Island). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, kick back and relax at Plage noire du Langoustier, push the limits with AirVertical, and make a splash at Aquavillage Parc.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyeres online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, plan for little chillier days in Hyeres, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Lérins Islands (in Cannes), Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nice driving holiday planning app.

Drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hyeres in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, then enjoy unforgettable views with Montgolfiere et Chateaux, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, then stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and then paddle through the water with Canoe Vacances.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle attractions planner.

Fly from Nice to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Nice in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Paris

— 6 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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, L'Orangerie, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, wander the streets of Le Marais, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 23:

Rouen

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: La Mer Pour Tous (in Fecamp), Memorial de Caen (in Caen) and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux (in Bayeux). There's much more to do: make a trip to Falaises d'Etretat, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and take in the views from Pont de Normandie.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen day trip app.

Getting from Paris to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Rouen, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:

Colleville-sur-Mer

— 1 night
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then head outdoors with Omaha Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Colleville-sur-Mer tour planner.

Drive from Rouen to Colleville-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Colleville-sur-Mer are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): tour in style with Train Marin and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Colleville-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

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.