34 days in France Itinerary

34 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Calais
— 1 night
2
Lille
— 2 nights
3
Amneville
— 1 night
4
Strasbourg
— 1 night
5
Colmar
— 2 nights
6
Chamonix
— 1 night
7
Annecy
— 1 night
8
Lyon
— 2 nights
9
Menton
— 3 nights
10
Eze
— 3 nights
11
Beaulieu-sur-Mer
— 1 night
12
St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
— 2 nights
13
Porto-Vecchio
— 1 night
14
Villefranche-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
15
Nice
— 4 nights
16
Vence
— 4 nights

1
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Calais

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
On the 1st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Calais Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Les Baraques Military Cemetery, and then wander the streets of Place d'Armes. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, stop by Calais Wine Superstore, steep yourself in history at Tour du Guet, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Calais tour planner.

London, UK to Calais is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Calais can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Calais

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Les Baraques Military Cemetery
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Calais Beach ©
Calais Beach
Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Les Baraques Military Cemetery ©
Les Baraques Military Cemetery

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Lille

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the history at Fromelles and Flanders Battlefield Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Place du Theatre, admire the striking features of Chambre de Commerce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place aux Oignons, thentake a stroll through Vieux-Lille, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): laugh and play at Koezio, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Parc du Heron, and then examine the collection at Le Musee de Plein Air.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lille trip planner.

You can take a train from Calais to Lille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amneville.

Things to do in Lille

Nature Wildlife Baths
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Parc du Heron ©
Parc du Heron
Vieux-Lille ©
Vieux-Lille
Turkish Baths

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Amneville

Amneville
Amnéville is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in northeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get outside with Labyrinthe Vegetal de Vigy and then pause for some photo ops at Statue de la Vierge.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amneville day trip planner.

Drive from Lille to Amneville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Amneville

Outdoors

Side Trips

Statue de la Vierge, Labyrinthe Vegetal de Vigy
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Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Paul, admire the striking features of La Neustadt, thendon't miss a visit to Centre Culturel de la Ville D'illkirch-Graffenstaden, thenidentify plant and animal life at Buvette aux Sept Ecluses, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Notre-Dame du Chene.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg journey planner.

Traveling by car from Amneville to Strasbourg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Chapelle Notre-Dame du Chene ©
Chapelle Notre-Dame du Chene
Buvette aux Sept Ecluses ©
Buvette aux Sept Ecluses
Eglise Saint-Paul ©
Eglise Saint-Paul

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Colmar

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Route des Vins d'Alsace, thenexamine the collection at Parc Attractions Haut Rhin, and then take a stroll through Little Venice. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Musée d'Unterlinden, admire the striking features of Koifhus (Old Custom House), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Martin, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Salle du Corps de Garde, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Maison Schongauer.

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Getting from Strasbourg to Colmar by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Colmar

Trails Museums Historic Sites
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Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Musee Bartholdi ©
Musee Bartholdi

1
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Chamonix

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Michel, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Chamonix Cemetery, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On your second day here, hike along La Jonction and then fly down the slopes at Vallee Blanche.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chamonix day trip planning website.

Drive from Colmar to Chamonix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Annecy.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi

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Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 11th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Voie Verte du Lac d'Annecy, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Des Marquisats, and then step off the mainland to explore Ile des Cygnes.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Annecy trip planner.

You can drive from Chamonix to Annecy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Annecy sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Plage Des Marquisats ©
Plage Des Marquisats
Ile des Cygnes ©
Ile des Cygnes

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Lyon

Lyon
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Fresque des Lyonnais, take a stroll through Place des Jacobins, take a stroll through The Presqu'ile, thensteep yourself in history at Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, make a trip to Musee de Fourviere, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Lyon trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Annecy to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lyon are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Menton.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Place des Jacobins
Place des Jacobins
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
The Presqu'ile ©
The Presqu'ile

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Menton

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica St. Michel and Parc Alpha. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Promenade du Soleil and Palmes Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Menton side-trips: Monastere de Saorge (in Saorge), Sospel Cathedral (in Sospel) and Vieux Tende (in Tende). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs, explore the world behind art at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman, and get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Le Corbusier.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Menton day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Menton takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Menton. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Eze.

Things to do in Menton

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Parc Alpha, Promenade Le Corbusier, Chateau Et Jardin Medieval, Monastere de Saorge, Sospel Cathedral
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Cemetery of the Old Chateau ©
Cemetery of the Old Chateau
Promenade Le Corbusier ©
Promenade Le Corbusier
Parc Alpha ©
Parc Alpha

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Eze

Eze ©
Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
We've included these beaches for you: Eze Sur Mer Strand and Eden Plage Mala. Popular historic sites such as The Church of Èze and Chapelle des Penitents Blancs are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, stay fit while traveling at Health/Fitness Clubs & Gyms, take a memorable drive along Moyenne Corniche, and get to know the fascinating history of Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Eze trip builder tool.

You can drive from Menton to Eze in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Eze are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Eze

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Turbie, Cap d'Ail, Moyenne Corniche, Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille, La Recreation Champetre
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The Church of Èze ©
The Church of Èze
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
La Recreation Champetre ©
La Recreation Champetre

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Beaulieu-sur-Mer

Beaulieu-sur-Mer ©
Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Belluogo, Bèuluec de Mar) is a seaside village on the French Riviera between Nice and Monaco. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): try your luck at Casino de Beaulieu, steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, and then make a trip to Promenade Maurice Rouvier.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Beaulieu-sur-Mer visit planning site.

Beaulieu-sur-Mer is just a short distance from Eze. In May, daytime highs in Beaulieu-sur-Mer are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Things to do in Beaulieu-sur-Mer

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites
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Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos
Casino de Beaulieu ©
Casino de Beaulieu

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St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Italian: San Giovanni Capo Ferrato) is a commune of the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.It is located on a peninsula next to Beaulieu-sur-Mer and to Villefranche-sur-Mer and extends out to Cap Ferrat. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Villa Santo Sospir, thentrek along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, and then stroll through Plage de Passable. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice, enjoy the sand and surf at Paloma Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat online travel planner.

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is very close to Beaulieu-sur-Mer. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Paloma Beach ©
Paloma Beach

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Porto-Vecchio

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. On the 23rd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Iles Cerbicales and then delve into the distant past at Site prehistorique de Castellu d'Araggio.

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Traveling by flight from St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat to Porto-Vecchio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Porto-Vecchio can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Reserve Naturelle des Iles Cerbicales, Site prehistorique de Castellu d'Araggio
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Reserve Naturelle des Iles Cerbicales ©
Reserve Naturelle des Iles Cerbicales

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Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer ©
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera.GeographyVillefranche-sur-Mer adjoins the city of Nice to the east along Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier, and 10km south west of Monaco. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Mariniere. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Les Musees de La Citadelle, go for a stroll along the water at Old Harbor (La Darse), deepen your understanding at Institut de Francais, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue Obscure.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Villefranche-sur-Mer road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Porto-Vecchio to Villefranche-sur-Mer takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Porto-Vecchio in May, plan for little chillier days in Villefranche-sur-Mer, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Plage de la Mariniere ©
Plage de la Mariniere
Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs ©
Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs
Eglise ©
Eglise

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Vieille Ville and Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Juan les Pins Main Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, kick back and relax at Castel Plage, make a trip to Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu, and stop by VinAzur - Vins de provence.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nice online vacation planner.

Nice is just a short distance from Villefranche-sur-Mer. In May, daytime highs in Nice are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannes, VinAzur - Vins de provence, Juan les Pins Main Beach
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Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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Vence

Vence ©
Vence is a commune set in the hills of the Alpes Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France between Nice and Antibes.Ecclesiastical historyThe first known Bishop of Vence is Severus, bishop in 439 and perhaps as early as 419.Among others are: St. Get outdoors at Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague and Massif du Tanneron. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ville medieval and Chapelle Penitents Blancs. Get out of town with these interesting Vence side-trips: Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon (in Gourdon), La Citadelle d'Entrevaux (in Entrevaux) and Spas (in Opio). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, take in the spiritual surroundings of La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul, and do a tasting at Domaine Saint-Joseph.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Vence holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Nice to Vence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Vence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vence

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Massif du Tanneron, Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon
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Ville medieval ©
Ville medieval
Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon ©
Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon
La Citadelle d'Entrevaux ©
La Citadelle d'Entrevaux

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