30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France itinerary planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Nice
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Saint-Tropez
— 5 nights
Drive
7
Marseille
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker app.

Berlin, Germany to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Rouen.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 14 — 19:

Rouen — 3 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, admire the natural beauty at Jardins d'Angelique, and make a trip to La Maison Sublime.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rouen online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.
more
Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

Bayeux — 4 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville), Hapik (in Mondeville) and Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, play a few rounds at Golf Omaha Beach, go for a walk through Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and walk around Jardin Public de Bayeux.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux online attractions planner.

Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Bayeux sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Golf · Fun & Games
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:

Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and then stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel travel route planner.

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. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
more
Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Nice — 5 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.
Nice is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin, and have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice vacation maker tool.

Fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in May, with highs in Nice at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 2:

Saint-Tropez — 5 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Tropez: Plage du Pellegrin (in La Londe Les Maures), Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Eglise Saint-Trophyme & Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas) and Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Les Murs Vegetaux, tour the pleasant surroundings at Heraclee Beach, admire the masterpieces at Le musée de l’Annonciade, and take in the waterfront at Port de Sainte-Maxime.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Tropez trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Nice in June, you will find days in Saint-Tropez are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are a bit cooler (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marseille.
more
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Site Granet XXe, Collection Jean Planque & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence), Cassis (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Bestouan Beach, &more) and La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille sightseeing tool.

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Marseille sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
more
Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.
more