31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

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31 days in France Itinerary

Start: Kahului, Maui
Fly + Drive:  24​h
1
Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Nice
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Marseille
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
6
Avignon
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Paris
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h
End: Kahului, Maui

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Visit Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Abbaye de Jumieges for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Musee de la Corderie Vallois. Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) (in Fecamp), Dieppe Canadian Cemetery (in Hautot-sur-Mer) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Veloroute du Lin and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Rouen trip itinerary builder website .

Kahului, USA to Rouen is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Central European Time (CET) is 11 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kahului in September, with highs in Rouen at 68°F and lows at 50°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, Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), Dieppe Canadian Cemetery, Abbaye de Jumieges
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Bayeux War Cemetery. Your inner history buff will appreciate American Cemetery & Memorial and Omaha Beach. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Mont-Saint-Michel (Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre & Mont Saint-Michel), Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant (in Falaise) and Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (in Cintheaux). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, don't miss a visit to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and witness the site of a historic battle at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bayeux online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Colleville-sur-Mer, Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Omaha Beach
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musée Marc Chagall. Escape the urban bustle at Lérins Islands and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage) and Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs (in St-Paul-de-Vence). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, explore the world behind art at Palais Lascaris, and contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in September; daily highs in Nice reach 76°F and lows reach 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, Lérins Islands, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
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. Chartreuse de la Verne and Eglise Saint-Trophyme. are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to La plage and Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas. Get out of town with these interesting Bormes-Les-Mimosas side-trips: La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach, Le Cap Lardier, & more). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Jean Blanc.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bormes-Les-Mimosas trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Nice to Bormes-Les-Mimosas in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in September, Bormes-Les-Mimosas is little chillier at night with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer, Collobrieres, Scuba & Snorkeling
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Foret de Roustagnon. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Sentier Jean Francois Jube (in Le Pradet), La Ciotat (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & La Calanque de Figuerolles) and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marseille day trip website .

Traveling by car from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In September in Marseille, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Aix-en-Provence, Scuba & Snorkeling, Foret de Roustagnon, Sentier Jean Francois Jube
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palais des Papes and Chateau de Lourmarin. Visiting Gorges du Regalon and Le Sentier des Ocres will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles) and Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire (in Menerbes). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque and take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Marseille to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Avignon are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trips

Gordes, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Chateau de Lourmarin, Carrieres des Lumieres, Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Chateau de Lourmarin ©
Chateau de Lourmarin

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.
Visiting Île de la Cité and Seine River will get you outdoors. Palace of Versailles and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to The Trianons & The Hamlet in Versailles (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, and contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Avignon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Avignon in October: highs in Paris hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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