32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France itinerary planner
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Nice
— 5 nights
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Hyeres
— 5 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Rouen
— 4 nights
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Paris
— 6 nights
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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.
Nice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, shop like a local with Avenue Jean Medecin, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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San Jose, Costa Rica to Nice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Jose in October; daily highs in Nice reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Hyeres — 5 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. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Sainte-Maxime (Jardin Botanique des Myrtes, Eglise Sainte-Maxime, &more), La Ciotat (La Calanque de Figuerolles & Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde) and Bandol (Sentier Littoral, Foret de Roustagnon, &more). And it doesn't end there: hike along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, examine the collection at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, stroll around Sentier du Littoral, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Hyeres sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails
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Aix-en-Provence — 4 nights

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Marseille (Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more) and Cassis (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Casino Barriere de Cassis). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, and see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely.

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You can drive from Hyeres to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:

Mont-Saint-Michel — 3 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets), Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel (in Avranches) and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and enjoy the sea views from Pointe du Roc.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel journey planner.

Fly from Aix-en-Provence to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in October; daily highs in Mont-Saint-Michel reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Bayeux.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Trails
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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.
Bayeux is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, explore and take pictures at Omaha Beach, and pause for some photo ops at National Guard Monument Memorial.

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Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.
Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks
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Rouen — 4 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Mediatheque Le Pressoir (in Bretteville-du-Grand-Caux), Collegiale Notre Dame (in Vernon) and Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Porte d’Aval). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cote Sainte-Catherine, and examine the collection at Musee des Antiquites.

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Drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paris.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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.