31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rouen
— 3 nights
2
Bayeux
— 4 nights
3
Nice
— 4 nights
4
Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 4 nights
5
Marseille
— 3 nights
6
Avignon
— 3 nights
7
Paris
— 8 nights

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite). Escape the urban bustle at Falaises d'Etretat and Veloroute du Lin. Venture out of the city with trips to Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges) and Dieppe Canadian Cemetery (in Hautot-sur-Mer). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Corderie Vallois, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rouen online road trip planner.

Kahului, USA to Rouen is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Kahului to Rouen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kahului in September, things will get colder in Rouen: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Musee de la Corderie Vallois, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, Falaises d'Etretat, Abbaye de Jumieges, Dieppe Canadian Cemetery
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

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 some historical perspective at Mont Saint-Michel and Bayeux War Cemetery. Normandy American Cemetery and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (in Cintheaux) and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise). The adventure continues: take in the history at Omaha Beach, take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and learn about all things military at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Bayeux, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Mont-Saint-Michel, Omaha Beach, Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

4
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.
Visit Lérins Islands and Vieille Ville for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, and contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bayeux to Nice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Nice is a bit warmer than Bayeux - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Lérins Islands, Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

4
nights
Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. Escape the urban bustle at Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas and Plage d'Aiguebelle. Get a sense of the local culture at Chartreuse de la Verne and Confiserie Azureenne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bormes-Les-Mimosas: La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach, Le Cap Lardier, &more). There's much more to do: trek along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, do a tasting at Domaine Sainte Marie, and kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bormes-Les-Mimosas trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Bormes-Les-Mimosas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bormes-Les-Mimosas when traveling from Nice in September, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Le Lavandou, Collobrieres, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Chartreuse de la Verne ©
Chartreuse de la Verne
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas ©
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas

3
nights
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.
Visiting Sentier Jean Francois Jube and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cathédrale La Major. Venture out of the city with trips to Foret de Roustagnon (in Bandol), La Ciotat (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & La Calanque de Figuerolles) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles.

Before you visit Marseille, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In September in Marseille, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Aix-en-Provence, Foret de Roustagnon, Sentier Jean Francois Jube, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire (in Menerbes), Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Lourmarin.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Avignon attractions planner.

Drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Gordes, Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire, Carrieres des Lumieres, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Chateau de Lourmarin
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

8
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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, and browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Avignon to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Avignon in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 14:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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