33 days in France Itinerary

33 days in France Itinerary

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33 days in France Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Rouen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bayeux
— 4 nights
+4
Train + Subway + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7 h
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Aix-en-Provence
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Nice
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Cairo

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Musee Rodin. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip site .

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in June, expect nights in Paris to be little chillier, around 15°C, while days are colder, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Abbaye de Jumieges. Step out of the city life by going to Falaises d'Etretat and Plage-Baignade Yport. Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine), Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) (in Fecamp) and Chateau de Mesnieres (in Mesnieres-en-Bray). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, see the interesting displays at Musee du Peigne, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rouen trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Rouen at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caresse de Tigre, Abbaye de Jumieges, Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), Musee du Peigne, Musee de la Corderie Vallois
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame 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.
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Omaha Beach are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as American Cemetery & Memorial and Bayeux War Cemetery are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: German War Cemetery (in Orglandes), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant (in Falaise). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), see the interesting displays at Airborne Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, and take in the history at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Mont Saint-Michel
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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
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Chateau des Milandes and Chateau de Puyguilhem are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau de Bourdeilles for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Le Regourdou (in Lascaux), Chateau de Bridoire (in Ribagnac) and Cave Dwellings (in Belves). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, don't miss a visit to Chateau de Commarque, contemplate the long history of Forteresse de Miremont, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda route maker app .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. When traveling from Bayeux in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Chateau de Commarque, Chateau de Bourdeilles, Habitations Troglodytiques, Chateau de Puyguilhem
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Puyguilhem ©
Chateau de Puyguilhem

5
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Popular historic sites such as Palais des Papes and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Plage noire du Langoustier. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer (in Sanary-sur-Mer), Plage La Capte (in Hyeres) and Marseille (Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde & Cathédrale La Major). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, and explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence holiday app .

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Aix-en-Provence in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Aix-en-Provence, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hyeres, Marseille, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Carrieres des Lumieres, Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

5
nights
Bormes-Les-Mimosas

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. Get in touch with nature at La plage and Heraclee Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage d'Aiguebelle. Venture out of the city with trips to La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Vergeron, Plage du Debarquement, & more). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cavaliere, view the masterpieces at A L'en Verre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Jean Blanc.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bormes-Les-Mimosas trip planning app .

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Bormes-Les-Mimosas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Bormes-Les-Mimosas can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere

5
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 La Croisette and Vieille Ville for their historical value. Let the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Domaine Tropez (in Gassin), Mandelieu-la-Napoule (Scuba & Snorkeling & Swim with Dolphins) and Plage de l'Escalet (in Ramatuelle). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, and contemplate the long history of Chapelle du Rosaire.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nice trip builder website .

You can drive from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Nice in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bormes-Les-Mimosas in July, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Saint-Tropez, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

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