30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

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30 days in France Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Train:  29​h
1
Avignon
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Villefranche-sur-Mer
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Bordeaux
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
La Rochelle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Les Epesses
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Nantes
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
7
Saumur
— 1 night
Train:  3​h
8
Paris
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Marseille (Abbaye Saint Victor, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, & more), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Laser game Evolution (in Les-Pennes-Mirabeau). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon travel planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Avignon is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Avignon. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Avignon to be somewhat warmer, around 18°C, while days are much warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, La Ciotat, Moulin Le Pain Blanc, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

5
nights
Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer ©
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera.GeographyVillefranche-sur-Mer adjoins the city of Nice to the east along Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier, and 10km south west of Monaco. Explore Villefranche-sur-Mer's surroundings by going to Basilica St. Michel (in Menton), Utelle (Église Saint Veran & La Madone d'Utelle) and Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (Promenade Le Corbusier & L'Olivier Millenaire). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, take in the waterfront activity at Old Harbor (La Darse), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Villefranche-sur-Mer trip planner .

Drive from Avignon to Villefranche-sur-Mer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Avignon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Villefranche-sur-Mer, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Eze, Utelle, Beaulieu-sur-Mer
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Promenade Le Corbusier ©
Promenade Le Corbusier
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze

4
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Dune du Pilat (in La Teste-de-Buch), Rocher de la Vierge (in Biarritz) and Bayonne (Room Escape Games, DT Explore, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Marie, look for gifts at Chocolaterie Bordeaux Maison Darricau depuis 1915, and do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux road trip planning app .

Fly from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Bordeaux in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Villefranche-sur-Mer in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Bordeaux. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bayonne, Saint-Emilion, Rocher de la Vierge, Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, Eglise Sainte-Marie
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat
Room Escape Games

3
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Change things up with these side-trips from La Rochelle: Association Hermione-La Fayette (in Rochefort), Martell Cognac's Visitors Center (in Cognac) and Le Grand Defi (in Saint-Julien-des-Landes). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, explore the activities along Vieux Port, look for gifts at Cognac Only, and get engrossed in the history at New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde).

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the La Rochelle visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to La Rochelle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Bordeaux in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in La Rochelle: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Les Epesses.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Association Hermione-La Fayette, Martell Cognac's Visitors Center, Le Grand Defi
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Le Grand Defi ©
Le Grand Defi
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Vieux Port
Vieux Port

1
night
Les Epesses

Les Epesses ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musee national de lattre de tassigny and then find something for the whole family at Puy du Fou.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Les Epesses holiday planner .

You can drive from La Rochelle to Les Epesses in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Les Epesses are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Musee national de lattre de tassigny
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Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou

2
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): put a fun spin on your tour with Sisters Mysteres, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Voie Verte Carquefou - Saint-Mars-la-Jaille, contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nantes route planning tool .

You can drive from Les Epesses to Nantes in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Saumur.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

1
night
Saumur

Saumur ©
Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine.

Plan my day in Saumur using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Nantes to Saumur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Saumur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Saumur

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine, Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay
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Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine ©
Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay ©
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To plan Paris vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can take a train from Saumur to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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