31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 6 nights
Fly
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 5 nights
Drive to Toulouse, Fly to Nice
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Nice
— 5 nights
Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
Fly
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Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
Drive
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Honfleur
— 4 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Fontainebleau and Place des Vosges. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly City), Versailles (Palace of Versailles, Le Jardin de Versailles, &more) and Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis (in Saint-Denis). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal de Blois, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Paris vacation tool.

Mexico City, Mexico to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Mexico City to Paris. In May, Paris is little chillier than Mexico City - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 5 nights

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Les Noyeraies du Landers and Chemin de Halage. Explore Sarlat-la-Caneda's surroundings by going to Les Sangliers de Mortemart (in Le Bugue), Bastide du Perigord (in Monpazier) and Golf des Vigiers (in Monestier). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, take in the dramatic natural features at Les Grottes de Maxange, and steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip maker app.

Fly from Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Paris in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Nice.
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Massif de l'Esterel and Spas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Vence (Azur Wine Tours & Ville medieval), Menton (Visite Confiturerie Herbin, Cemetery of the Old Chateau, &more) and L'Olivier Millenaire (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Nice trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to fly to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio, Corsica — 3 nights

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bonifacio Citadel and Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bonifacio: Bains de Baracci (in Olmeto), Eglise de Notre Dame de Misericorde (in Propriano) and Sartene (A Casa di Roccapina, Torra di Roccapina, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Iles Lavezzi, contemplate the long history of Eglise Sainte Marie Majeure, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, and Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio day trip planning app.

You can fly from Nice to Bonifacio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bonifacio when traveling from Nice in May, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Perros-Guirec.
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Perros-Guirec — 2 nights

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 21st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, trek along Sentier des Douaniers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle St Guirec, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, then stroll through Plage Saint-Guirec, and finally enjoy fun for all ages at Vivons Perches. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Circuit de la pointe de l'Arcouest, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Michel, don't miss a visit to Moulin a Maree du Birlot, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pointe de Guilben, then walk around Kito Sculptures, and finally make a trip to Le Moulin de Craca.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Perros-Guirec online road trip planner.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Perros-Guirec in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Bonifacio, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Perros-Guirec, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 5 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Notre-Dame and D-Day Monument. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to La Flamme (in Ouistreham), Caen (Eglise Saint-Pierre & Jardin des Plantes) and Cimetières Militaires (in Ranville). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, delve into the distant past at La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery), witness the site of a historic battle at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, and stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

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

Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 4 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honfleur: Ville de Lisieux (Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux & Les Buissonnets), Promenade Marcel Proust (in Cabourg) and Plages de Houlgate (in Houlgate). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Leonard, admire the natural beauty at Parc de Cleres, and stroll around Bois de Moutiers.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Honfleur attractions site.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Honfleur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Honfleur are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling 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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