25 days in France Itinerary

25 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France route planner
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Rouen
— 1 day
Drive
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Honfleur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 5 nights
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4
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Avignon
— 4 nights
Drive
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La Croix-Valmer
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 7 nights
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Rouen — 1 day

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen day trip app.

Mumbai, India to Rouen is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Rouen is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in January, expect Rouen to be colder, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 3 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Get out of town with these interesting Honfleur side-trips: Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deauville Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Calvados Christian Drouin, and take in the views from Pont de Normandie.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Honfleur day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Honfleur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Honfleur are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Paris.
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Paris — 5 nights

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.
Paris is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Honfleur to Paris by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 3 nights

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Mirepoix (Place des Couverts & Bastide de Mirepoix). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, admire the local landmark of Place Carnot, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Avignon.
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Avignon — 4 nights

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Villa des Flo (in Bandol), Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras (in Cadenet) and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume). Dedicate the 18th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, do a tasting at Chateau de la Gardine, and examine the collection at Musee Granet.

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You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Avignon sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to La Croix-Valmer.
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La Croix-Valmer — 2 nights

La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. On the 20th (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at Tanaka Spa, then trek along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, then do a tasting at Domaine de la Sangliere, and finally do a tasting at Figuiere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): indulge your senses at Beyond The Wine, then do a tasting at Chateau de Chausse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Des Brouis, and finally do a tasting at La Madrague.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read La Croix-Valmer trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Avignon to La Croix-Valmer in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Avignon in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in La Croix-Valmer: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Nice.
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Nice — 7 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (Casino Barriere Le Croisette, Rue d'Antibes, &more) and Vence (Ville medieval & Fromagerie Metin). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, stop by Place Rossetti, and examine the collection at Musee Matisse.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

You can drive from La Croix-Valmer to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from La Croix-Valmer in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Nice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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