35 days in France Itinerary

35 days in France Itinerary

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35 days in France Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Strasbourg
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Colmar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Annecy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Albi
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Saumur
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Perros-Guirec
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Rouen
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  28​h
End: Adelaide

2
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.
You've added Atelier des Lumieres, Petit Palais, Musee Jacquemard-Andre, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 11th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Jacquemard-Andre, and then examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau) and then wander the streets of Canal Saint-Martin.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary tool .

Adelaide, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Adelaide to Paris due to the time zone difference. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)
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Petit Palais
Petit Palais
Musee Jacquemard-Andre ©
Musee Jacquemard-Andre
Atelier des Lumieres ©
Atelier des Lumieres

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Thomas, learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Strasbourg travel itinerary planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Strasbourg is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Central European Time is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Adelaide, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Strasbourg, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Tours Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Domaine Albert Seltz
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame ©
Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame
Domaine Albert Seltz ©
Domaine Albert Seltz

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Association du Lançoir and then get outside with Lac de Lispach. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Vins d'Alsace Antoine Ehrhart, do a tasting at Cave de Turckheim, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Saint Leon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Foy, then steep yourself in history at Porte Haute, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Paul Blanck.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colmar road trip planner .

Colmar is just a stone's throw from Strasbourg. In September, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Colmar

Outdoors Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Porte Haute, Cave de Turckheim, Lac de Lispach, Domaine Paul Blanck, Eglise Sainte-Foy
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Lac de Lispach ©
Lac de Lispach
Association du Lançoir ©
Association du Lançoir
Porte Haute ©
Porte Haute

2
nights
Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Compagnie des Bateaux du Lac d'Annecy has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Compagnie des Bateaux du Lac d'Annecy.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Annecy trip builder site .

Getting from Colmar to Annecy by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In September in Annecy, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Annecy

Outdoors Tours
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Compagnie des Bateaux du Lac d'Annecy ©

1
night
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de Marceille, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, and finally enjoy some diversion at O2 Aventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to La Porte D'aude, stop by Olonzac Market, then contemplate the long history of Tour Magdala, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, and finally do a tasting at Maison Guinot.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center road trip planner.

Getting from Annecy to Carcassonne Center by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Annecy in September, things will get a bit warmer in Carcassonne Center: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Limoux, Rennes-le-Chateau, Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, Olonzac Market
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St. Vincent's Church ©
St. Vincent's Church
Abbey of Saint-Hilaire ©
Abbey of Saint-Hilaire
Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

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nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Chateau Belcastel and Musee de la Mode are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Basilique St-Sauveur and Le Quartier Du Castelviel are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albi: Musee Fenaille (in Rodez), Chemin de Halage (in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie) and Chateau de Brousse le Chateau (in Brousse-le-Chateau). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Cave de Labastide.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Albi tour itinerary app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Annecy to Albi in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, Albi is somewhat warmer than Annecy - with highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saumur.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Chemin de Halage, Chateau de Brousse le Chateau, Cave de Labastide, Basilique St-Sauveur, Musee Fenaille
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Chateau Belcastel ©
Chateau Belcastel
Musee Fenaille ©
Musee Fenaille
Chateau de Brousse le Chateau ©
Chateau de Brousse le Chateau

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nights
Saumur

Saumur ©
Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Cave Museum, Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier and Pierre et Lumiere. Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay and Chateau de Ligre will appeal to history buffs. Explore Saumur's surroundings by going to Maurice Dufresne Museum (in Azay-le-Rideau), Chateau de Serrant (in Saint-Georges-sur-Loire) and Cathedrale St-Maurice (in Angers). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Ackerman, take an unorthodox tour of Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre de Saumur.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Saumur trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Albi to Saumur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Albi in September; daily highs in Saumur reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Saumur

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau de Ligre, Cathedrale St-Maurice, Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres, Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay, Maurice Dufresne Museum
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Cathedrale St-Maurice ©
Cathedrale St-Maurice
Chateau de Serrant ©
Chateau de Serrant

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Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ploumanac'h LIghthouse and Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet. Take a break from the city and head to Ile Renote and Plage de Carantec. Change things up with these side-trips from Perros-Guirec: Enclos Paroissial de Guimiliau (in Guimiliau), Chateau de Kerjean (in Saint-Vougay) and Le Tour de la Pointe de Locquirec (in Locquirec). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual, take in the spiritual surroundings of Enclos paroissial de Lampaul-Guimiliau, and step into the grandiose world of Castel Meur.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Perros-Guirec route planner .

You can drive from Saumur to Perros-Guirec in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Saumur in September, you will find days in Perros-Guirec are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Kerjean, Plage de Carantec, Castel Meur, Enclos Paroissial de Guimiliau, La Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual
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Ile Renote ©
Ile Renote
Chateau de Kerjean ©
Chateau de Kerjean

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Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Ecluse, visit a coastal fixture at Phare du Cap Fréhel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Malo de Dinan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique St-Sauveur. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chemin de Ronde, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Samson, see the interesting displays at Cathedraloscope, then don't miss a visit to Barrage and tidal power Rance, and finally steep yourself in history at Long cours et Cap Horniers (tour Solidor).

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can take a bus to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dinan, Dol-de-Bretagne, Dinard, Chemin de Ronde, Phare du Cap Fréhel
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Phare du Cap Fréhel ©
Phare du Cap Fréhel
Cathedraloscope ©
Cathedraloscope
Basilique St-Sauveur ©
Basilique St-Sauveur

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get great views at Cabane Vauban, take in the local highlights with Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, and then stroll the grounds of Huisnes Sur Mer Ossuary. On the next day, don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, kick back and relax at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon, and finally look for gifts at A La Marquise de Presles.

Plan my day in Mont-Saint-Michel using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Take a bus from Saint-Malo to Mont-Saint-Michel in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Granville, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Cabane Vauban, Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours
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Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes ©
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes
Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon ©
Cabane Vauban ©
Cabane Vauban

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Batterie de Merville and Musee Baron Gerard. Step off the beaten path and head to German Cemetery La Cambe and Maisy Battery. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach (in Colleville-sur-Mer), Church of Sainte-Mère-Église (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Plage de Trouville (in Trouville-sur-Mer). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Le Phare de Gatteville, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes, take an in-depth tour of Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, and explore the ancient world of La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery).

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Bayeux trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 3.5 hours. In October in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Caen, Musee de la Batterie de Merville, Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, Maisy Battery, Church of Sainte-Mère-Église
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Musee de la Batterie de Merville ©
Musee de la Batterie de Merville
German Cemetery La Cambe ©
German Cemetery La Cambe
Maisy Battery ©
Maisy Battery

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Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Visit Abbaye de Jumieges and Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Faiences Saint-romain and Rue du Gros-Horloge. Venture out of the city with trips to Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) (in Fecamp), Plage de Mers les Bains (in Mers Les Bains) and Notre Dame de Grace (in Honfleur). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc, pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maclou's Church, and contemplate the long history of St. Ouen's Abbey.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rouen road trip planning app .

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rouen are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Le Fleuve La Veules, Abbaye de Jumieges, Plage de Mers les Bains, Notre Dame de Grace, Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite)
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Historial Jeanne d’Arc ©
Historial Jeanne d’Arc
Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges
Notre Dame de Grace ©
Notre Dame de Grace

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