29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France route planner
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Rouen
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Nice — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Villa Eilenroc, &more), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Village de Mougins (in Mougins). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Lérins Islands, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 26.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary builder website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Nice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille — 5 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Trolib (in Cassis), Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Musee Granet, &more) and La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

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Drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in June: highs in Marseille hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Toulouse (Basilique Saint-Sernin & Room Escape Games) and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne day trip planning app.

You can fly from Marseille to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris — 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Carcassonne to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Carcassonne, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rouen.
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Rouen — 4 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Honfleur (Vieux Bassin, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the masterpieces at Musee de Picardie, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and stop by St-Leu.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rouen day trip tool.

Getting from Paris to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Rouen at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 4 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ranville (Cimetières Militaires & Pegasus Memorial) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 14th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

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Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) 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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