29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Rouen
— 3 nights
3
Bayeux
— 4 nights
4
Saint-Malo
— 3 nights
5
Albi
— 2 nights
6
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
7
Nice
— 7 nights

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris vacation planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Paris to be little chillier, around °C, while days are much colder, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Musee de la Corderie Vallois will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Plage-Baignade Yport and Plage Du Tilleul. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church & Vieux Bassin). There's more to do: take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rouen trip planner.

Drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Honfleur, Plage-Baignade Yport, Musee de la Corderie Vallois, Plage Du Tilleul
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Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church ©
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Omaha Beach and Plage de Vauville. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and Normandy American Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Urville Nacqueville Beach (in Urville-Nacqueville), Church of Angoville-Au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, learn about all things military at Marcouf44, and pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip builder app.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy American Cemetery, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Urville Nacqueville Beach, Plage de Vauville
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Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery

3
nights
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pointe du Grouin and Plage Bonaparte. Escape the urban bustle at Plage du Sillon and Plage du Nick. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Malo side-trips: Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Plage du Moulin (in Etables-sur-Mer) and Plage du Palus (in Plouha). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Cap Fréhel.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo attractions planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Saint-Malo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albi.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Plouha, Cap Fréhel, Mont Saint-Michel, Centre Historique, Plage du Moulin
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cap Fréhel ©
Cap Fréhel
Plage du Sillon ©
Plage du Sillon

2
nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and Musee Soulages Rodez. Change things up with these side-trips from Albi: Chateau de Brousse le Chateau (in Brousse-le-Chateau), Maison de la Photo (in Villeneuve d'Aveyron) and Maison de la Chataigne (in Ayssenes). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Viaduc de Millau, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Saint Chirstophe, see the interesting displays at Musee du Saut du Tarn, and get engrossed in the history at Archeosite de Montans.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Albi trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Saint-Malo to Albi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Saint-Malo in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Albi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Albi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Musee du Saut du Tarn, Viaduc de Millau, Musee Soulages Rodez, Chateau de Brousse le Chateau, Collegiale Saint Chirstophe
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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy

3
nights
Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
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.
Bonifacio Citadel and Site prehistorique de Castellu d'Araggio will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plage du Petit Sperone and Eglise Sainte Marie Majeure. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bonifacio: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Porto-Vecchio) and L' Alivi (in Sotta). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Iles Lavezzi and make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps).

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bonifacio itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Albi to Bonifacio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Albi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bonifacio, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, L' Alivi, Site prehistorique de Castellu d'Araggio
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Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone

7
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lérins Islands and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rue d'Antibes and Musée Marc Chagall. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to La Croisette (in Cannes), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Utelle (La Madone d'Utelle & Église Saint Veran). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, get a taste of the local shopping with Espace Loas, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste.

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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. Traveling from Bonifacio in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Coaraze, Utelle, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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