31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

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1
Reims
— 5 nights
2
Arles
— 3 nights
3
Albi
— 4 nights
4
Perros-Guirec
— 3 nights
5
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
6
Honfleur
— 4 nights
7
Blois
— 6 nights

5
nights
Reims

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Pierrefonds and Basilique Saint-Remi. Explore hidden gems such as Fort Douaumont and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reims: Castle of Sedan (in Sedan), Fort de Vaux (in Damloup) and Epernay (Mercier, Avenue de Champagne, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Douaumont Ossuary, stroll around Square des Victimes de la Gestapo, don't miss a visit to Ruelle des Chats, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Longpont.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Reims road trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Reims is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Reims is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Reims at 21°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Arles.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Epernay, Troyes, Castle of Sedan, Fort de Vaux, Dragees Braquier
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Basilique Saint-Remi ©
Basilique Saint-Remi
Fort Douaumont ©
Fort Douaumont
Chateau de Pierrefonds ©
Chateau de Pierrefonds

3
nights
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Get some historical perspective at Chateau des Baux de Provence and Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée and Eglise St-Trophime. Change things up with these side-trips from Arles: Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer), Salin d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes) and Site Archeologique de Glanum (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame du Lac, and delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Arles trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Reims to Arles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Reims in May: high temperatures in Arles hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Aigues-Mortes, Site Archeologique de Glanum, Eglise Notre-Dame du Lac, Chateau des Baux de Provence
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Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum
Chateau des Baux de Provence ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence

4
nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Musee Toulouse-Lautrec. Popular historic sites such as Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie and Eglise Saint-Pardulphe are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Albi: Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy (in Conques), Grotte du Pech-Merle (in Cabrerets) and Viaduc de Millau (in Millau). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Pont Vieux, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint-Michel, and see the interesting displays at Musee Soulages Rodez.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Albi online sightseeing planner.

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

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Rodez, Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy, Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie, Grotte du Pech-Merle, Viaduc de Millau
Find places to stay May 10 — 14:
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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie ©
Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie
Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy ©
Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy

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 Centre Historique and Fort La Latte. Get some cultural insight at Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h and Cap Fréhel. Get out of town with these interesting Perros-Guirec side-trips: Promenade du Clair de Lune (in Dinard), Cathedrale Saint-Etienne (in Saint-Brieuc) and Pointe du Grouin (in Cancale). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sentier des douaniers, steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Beauport, make a trip to Place du Martray, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean-du-Baly.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Perros-Guirec trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Albi to Perros-Guirec in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Albi in May: highs in Perros-Guirec hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Plevenon, Centre Historique, Eglise Saint-Jean-du-Baly, Promenade du Clair de Lune, Cathedrale Saint-Etienne
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Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Cap Fréhel ©
Cap Fréhel
Fort La Latte ©
Fort La Latte

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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and then take in the history at Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Perros-Guirec to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bayeux, Airborne Museum, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
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 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

4
nights
Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palais Benedictine and Pegasus Memorial. Visit Abbaye de Jumieges and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honfleur: Memorial de Caen (in Caen), Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Rue du Gros-Horloge, &more) and Eglise St-Joseph (in Le Havre). It doesn't end there: stroll through Deauville Beach and don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Honfleur trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Honfleur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Honfleur, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Blois.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rouen, Memorial de Caen, Deauville Beach, Pegasus Memorial, Eglise St-Joseph
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire and Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale. Visit Cathedrale Saint-Gatien and Eglise St-Etienne for their historical value. Explore Blois' surroundings by going to Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry), Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau) and Place Plumereau (in Tours). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, see the interesting displays at Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin, and steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal de Blois.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Blois route maker tool.

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

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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

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