32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 6 nights
Drive
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Honfleur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 6 nights
Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Calvi, Corsica
— 3 nights
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Fly to Marseille, Foot to Aéroport Marseille Provence, Bus to Aix En Provence Tgv, Train to Avignon - Gare TGV, Bus to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rocamadour
— 3 nights
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 4 nights
Drive to Bergerac-Roumanière Airport, Fly to Nanjing

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Seine River. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, visit Montmartre, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip tool.

Nanjing, China to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Nanjing to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nanjing in July, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Honfleur.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:

Honfleur — 2 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
On the 22nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach and then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, then don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Honfleur trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Paris to Honfleur in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Honfleur at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Bayeux — 6 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some cultural insight at Normandy American Cemetery and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Visit Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Bayeux War Cemetery for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Le Phare de Gatteville (in Gatteville-le-Phare), Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, and examine the collection at Musee du debarquement.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Bonifacio.
Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 29:

Bonifacio, Corsica — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Bonifacio Citadel and then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bonifacio attractions planning website.

You can fly from Bayeux to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, Bonifacio is a bit warmer than Bayeux - with highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Calvi.
Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Calvi, Corsica — 3 nights

Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Citadelle de Calvi and Les Calanche Cliffs. Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Off-Road Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Vallée du Fango in Galeria (about 54 minutes away). There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Village abandonné d'Occi and stroll through Nature Reserve of Scandola.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Calvi vacation builder app.

You can drive from Bonifacio to Calvi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc — 4 nights

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Escape the urban bustle at Caverne du Pont-d'Arc and Gorges de l'Ardeche. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau de Grignan and Grotte de la Salamandre. Change things up with a short trip to Grotte de la Cocalière in Courry (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the striking landscape at Le Pont d'Arc, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Vallon-Pont-d'Arc route tool.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Calvi to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rocamadour.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Rocamadour — 3 nights

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cite Religieuse and Rocher des Aigles. Attractions like La Foret des Singes and Grotte du Pech-Merle make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Rocamadour with a short trip to Chemin de Halage in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, about 1 hour away. There's more to do: Head underground at Grottes de Lacave and stroll through Gouffre de Padirac.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocamadour trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Rocamadour takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in August, expect Rocamadour to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil — 4 nights

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Chateau de Beynac and Chateau des Milandes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit The Maison Forte de Reignac and Le Regourdou for their historical value. Step out of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to go to Tourtoirac and see Grotte de Tourtoirac, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Roc de Cazelle, stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, make a trip to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil online vacation planner.

You can drive from Rocamadour to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:

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.