28 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Bayeux
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 4 nights
Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
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Chamonix
— 3 nights
Drive
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Castellane
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hyeres
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 4 nights
Fly
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Porto, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Fly

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Bayeux — 3 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some historical perspective at Normandy American Cemetery and Bayeux War Cemetery. Get some cultural insight at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Memorial de Caen. When in Bayeux, make a side trip to see Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant in Falaise, approximately Falaise away. There's lots more to do: take in the history at Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux online itinerary maker.

Montreal, Canada to Bayeux is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Montreal in July since evenings lows in Bayeux dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Paris.
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Paris — 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Montmartre. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fontaine Saint-Sulpice, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online route planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chamonix.
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Chamonix — 3 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aiguille du Midi and Glacier des Bossons. Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, hit the slopes at Domaine des Planards, explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges de la Diosaz, and explore the activities along Lac Blanc.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chamonix day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Paris to Chamonix in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Castellane.
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Castellane — 2 nights

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. On the 24th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Presbytère and then get a dose of the wild on Verdon Xp & The Funny Helmets. Here are some ideas for day two: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges du Verdon.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Castellane vacation builder site.

You can drive from Chamonix to Castellane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Castellane sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.
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Hyeres — 4 nights

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Visiting Dune La Londe and Sentier Sous Marin will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage du Pellegrin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: Plage de Sylvabelle (in La Croix-Valmer), Plage de la Faviere (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Plage des Marines (in Cogolin). The adventure continues: stroll through Plage de L'Argentiere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, kick back and relax at Beach La Bergerie, and explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hyeres sightseeing website.

You can drive from Castellane to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Castellane in July, plan for slightly colder days in Hyeres, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Relax by the water at Calanque de Maubois and Port Grimaud 1 Beach. Escape the urban bustle at TakSea and Jets'Cool. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Plage Des Brouis (in La Croix-Valmer) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens). There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Chateau, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Abel Baliff Beach.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Nice.
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Nice — 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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 a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Rue d'Antibes. Popular historic sites such as La Croisette and Eglise de Biot are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nice, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Nice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Corsica — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Ficajola, and finally cruise along D81. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques de Piana and then get a dose of the wild on Corse Adrenaline.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Porto online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Nice to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and car. Traveling from Nice in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Porto, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Vincent de Carcassonne. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne day trip app.

You can fly from Porto to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, ferry, and bus. In August in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly 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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