30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France planner

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Nice
— 5 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Avignon
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Etretat
— 1 night
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 5 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Be Free To Dive (in Villeneuve-Loubet), Vence (Azur Wine Tours & La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence) and La Baigneuse (in Juan-les-Pins). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice sightseeing tool.

Dnipro, Ukraine to Nice is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dnipro to Nice, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dnipro in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Saint-Raphael

— 3 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer), Domaine des Beaucas (in Sainte-Maxime) and San Peyre (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, identify plant and animal life at Club de Plongee d'Agay, do a tasting at Chateau Paquette, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Francois de Paule.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael trip builder site.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in June: highs in Saint-Raphael hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Marseille

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Cassis (Port de Cassis & Trolib), Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence) and Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, visit The Panier, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille vacation planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Avignon

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Les Baux de Provence (Carrieres des Lumieres & Chateau des Baux de Provence), Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles) and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes). Dedicate the 15th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Palais des Papes, look for all kinds of wild species at Wine Safari, see the interesting displays at Ecomusee de l’ocre, and trek along Le Sentier des Ocres.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Avignon are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

Carcassonne

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Carcassonne is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and ponder the design of Place Carnot.

To find out how to plan a trip to Carcassonne, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Bayeux

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church & Vieux Bassin) and Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

Find out how to plan Bayeux trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Carcassonne to Bayeux takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Carcassonne in June: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 24°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get the lay of the land with Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Trails · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:

Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), see the interesting displays at Musee des Pecheries, then explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval, and finally take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Etretat sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Etretat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

Rouen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get outside with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, then see the interesting displays at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle, and finally don't miss a visit to Rue Eau de Robec. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Vieux Rouen, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, don't miss a visit to La maison sublime, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally make a trip to Les Racines du Ciel.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Rouen route maker.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Rouen, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and stop by Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris journey planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Paris sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 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.