31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

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31 days in France Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Train:  26​h
1
Reims
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Train:  6​h 15​min
2
Arles
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Albi
— 4 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Tram + Foot + Train:  9​h
4
Perros-Guirec
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Honfleur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Blois
— 6 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Train + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

5
nights
Reims

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau de Pierrefonds and Basilique Saint-Remi. Fort Douaumont and Castle of Sedan will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reims: Troyes (Ruelle des Chats & Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul), Fort de Vaux (in Damloup) and Epernay (Mercier, Avenue de Champagne, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, revel in the low prices at Dragees Braquier, take a stroll through Square des Victimes de la Gestapo, and contemplate the long history of Douaumont Ossuary.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reims online vacation planner .

Sydney, Australia to Reims is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Reims due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Reims to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Arles.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Epernay, Troyes, Le Moulin de Verzenay, Abbaye de Longpont, Fort Douaumont
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Basilique Saint-Remi ©
Basilique Saint-Remi
Fort Douaumont ©
Fort Douaumont
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul ©

3
nights
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Musee Departemental Arles Antique and Salin d'Aigues-Mortes. Get some cultural insight at Site Archeologique de Glanum and Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes. Get out of town with these interesting Arles side-trips: Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence), Eglise Notre-Dame du Lac (in Lunel) and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée & Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime and delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

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Take a train from Reims to Arles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Reims in May; daily highs in Arles reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Aigues-Mortes, Chateau des Baux de Provence, Eglise Notre-Dame du Lac, Site Archeologique de Glanum
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Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum
Salin d'Aigues-Mortes ©
Salin d'Aigues-Mortes
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©

4
nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie and Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez. Grotte du Pech-Merle and Chapelle St Jacques will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Albi side-trips: Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy (in Conques), Viaduc de Millau (in Millau) and Eglise Saint-Pardulphe (in Saint-Perdoux). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Pont Vieux, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, see the interesting displays at Musee Soulages, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Albi trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Arles to Albi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Arles in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Albi, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rodez, Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy, Abbaye Saint-Michel, Chapelle St Jacques, Eglise Saint-Pardulphe
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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy ©
Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle

3
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort La Latte and Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h. Cap Fréhel and Eglise Saint-Jean-du-Baly are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Perros-Guirec side-trips: Cathedrale Saint-Etienne (in Saint-Brieuc), Pointe du Grouin (in Cancale) and Promenade du Clair de Lune (in Dinard). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Beauport, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier des douaniers, and make a trip to Centre Historique.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Perros-Guirec road trip planning tool .

Drive from Albi to Perros-Guirec in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Albi in May, plan for little chillier days in Perros-Guirec, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Plevenon, Pointe du Grouin, Abbaye de Beauport, Place du Martray, Centre Historique
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Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Pointe du Grouin ©
Pointe du Grouin
Cap Fréhel ©
Cap Fréhel

2
nights
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer ©
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, and then learn about all things military at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer trip maker .

Drive from Perros-Guirec to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Honfleur.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Bayeux, Pointe du Hoc, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Airborne Museum
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 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

4
nights
Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eglise St-Joseph and Abbaye de Jumieges. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pegasus Memorial and Gros-Horloge. Venture out of the city with trips to Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Rue du Gros-Horloge), Memorial de Caen (in Caen) and Palais Benedictine (in Fecamp). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Honfleur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Honfleur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. May in Honfleur sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Blois.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Rouen, Deauville Beach, Memorial de Caen, Palais Benedictine, Eglise St-Joseph
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Palais Benedictine ©
Palais Benedictine
Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges
Pegasus Memorial ©
Pegasus Memorial

6
nights
Blois

Blois ©
Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Orléans Cathedral and Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin. Popular historic sites such as Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire and Cathedrale Saint-Gatien are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Blois side-trips: Place Plumereau (in Tours), Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau) and Villandry (Chateau de Villandry & Eglise St-Etienne). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Etienne, contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal de Blois, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Blois online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Blois takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Blois are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Villandry, Tours, Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, Orléans Cathedral, Chateau de Cheverny
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
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Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire ©
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire
Cathedrale St-Etienne ©
Cathedrale St-Etienne

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