31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 5 nights
2
Etretat
— 3 nights
3
Bayeux
— 4 nights
4
Avignon
— 3 nights
5
Marseille
— 3 nights
6
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
7
Nice
— 7 nights

5
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris route planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Paris, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Paris is little chillier than Brisbane - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Etretat: Le Jardin Potager de Miromesnil (in Tourville-sur-Arques), Les Ailes d'Albatre (in Dieppe) and Les Cressonnieres (in Veules-les-Roses). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Falaises d'Etretat, explore the landscape on two wheels at Veloroute du Lin, don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, and see the interesting displays at Musee des Pecheries.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Etretat trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Paris to Etretat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fecamp, Le Jardin Potager de Miromesnil, Les Ailes d'Albatre, Les Cressonnieres
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Veloroute du Lin ©
Veloroute du Lin
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers

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 out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Pointe du Grouin du Sud (in Vains) and Flamanville (La Ferme aux Cinq Saisons & Golf Paysan). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, stroll around Parc Regional Basse Normandie, admire the natural beauty at Jardins en Hommage a Jacques Prevert, and head outdoors with Norman'Air.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux online travel route planner.

You can drive from Etretat to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. May in Bayeux sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Flamanville, Normandy American Cemetery, Jardins en Hommage a Jacques Prevert, Mont Saint-Michel, Pointe du Grouin du Sud
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Palais des Papes, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Avignon by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in May, expect Avignon to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Carrieres des Lumieres, Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, La Petite Ferme
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

3
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
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: Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence), Calanque de Port-Miou (in Cassis) and Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Biere de la Plaine.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille visit planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cassis, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Montagne Sainte Victoire, Route des Cretes
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens), Kelys (in Sainte-Maxime) and Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez (in Saint-Tropez). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, pause for some photo ops at Notre Dame d‘Afrique, learn about winemaking at Domaine Val d'Iris, and stop by Catalan Bougie.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael trip planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Frejus, Domaine Val d'Iris, Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres, Kelys, La Certosa di La Verne
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Mont Vinaigre ©
Mont Vinaigre
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Musee des Troupes de Marine ©
Musee des Troupes de Marine

7
nights
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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Antibes (Villa Eilenroc & Gobabygym), Mairie de le Cannet (in Le Cannet) and Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI (in Biot). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Marineland, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip planning app.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Nice are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Mairie de le Cannet, Vignoble Rasse, Institut de Francais, Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI
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Food Tours
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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