29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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29 days in France Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Paris
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Saint-Malo
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Albi
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h
6
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Nice
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Get some cultural insight at Champs-Elysees and Musee d'Orsay. Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, shop like a local with Le Marais, and don't miss a visit to Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris route maker website .

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Paris is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Paris: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Saint Catherine's Church. You'll explore and learn at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Musee de la Corderie Vallois. Venture out of the city with trips to Plage-Baignade Yport (in Yport), Plage Du Tilleul (in Le Tilleul) and Le Vieux Bassin (in Honfleur). There's more to do: take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rouen tour builder website .

You can take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Get outdoors at Omaha Beach and Plage de Vauville. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Notre Dame Cathedral and American Cemetery & Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont), Church of Angoville-Au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, enjoy the sand and surf at Urville Nacqueville Beach, contemplate the long history of Maison de la Liberation, and learn about all things military at Marcouf44.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Bayeux are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy American Cemetery, Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, Marcouf44, Church of Angoville-Au-Plain
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Plage du Sillon and Plage du Palus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mont Saint-Michel and Pointe du Grouin. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Malo: Plage du Moulin (in Etables-sur-Mer), Plage Bonaparte (in Plouha) and Cap Fréhel (in Saint-Brieuc). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plage du Nick and make a trip to Centre Historique.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Malo trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Saint-Malo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Albi.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plouha, Cap Fréhel, Mont Saint-Michel, Plage du Nick, Centre Historique
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Pointe du Grouin ©
Pointe du Grouin
Cap Fréhel ©
Cap Fréhel
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

2
nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. You'll explore and learn at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and Musee du Saut du Tarn. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Musee de la photographie. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albi: Maison de la Chataigne (in Ayssenes), Chateau de Brousse le Chateau (in Brousse-le-Chateau) and Maison de la Photo (in Villeneuve d'Aveyron). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee Soulages, take an in-depth tour of Archeosite de Montans, take in the views from Millau Viaduct, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Albi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Saint-Malo to Albi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Albi when traveling from Saint-Malo in December, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Albi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Villeneuve d'Aveyron, Viaduc de Millau, Collegiale Saint Chirstophe, Maison de la Chataigne, Musee Soulages
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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Iles Lavezzi and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step off the beaten path and head to Bonifacio Citadel and Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps). Venture out of the city with trips to L' Alivi (in Sotta) and Site prehistorique de Castellu d'Araggio (in San-Gavino-di-Carbini). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Marie Majeure.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio online road trip planner .

Getting from Albi to Bonifacio by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Traveling from Albi in December, expect nights in Bonifacio to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Site prehistorique de Castellu d'Araggio, Scuba & Snorkeling, L' Alivi
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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.
Head to La Croisette and Rue d'Antibesfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Vieille Ville and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Coaraze (Ruines de Rocca Sparviera & Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste), Utelle (La Madone d'Utelle & Église Saint Veran) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, admire the masterpieces at Palais Lascaris, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nice day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Bonifacio to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bonifacio in December since evenings lows in Nice dip to 8°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

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Cannes, Utelle, Coaraze, Eglise du Sacre Coeur
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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