37 days in France Itinerary

37 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Caen
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Tours
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leucate
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
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Cannes
— 3 nights
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Antibes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Lyon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beaune
— 2 nights
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Colmar
— 1 night
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Reims
— 2 nights
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Paris — 4 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. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris online attractions planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Paris is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Rouen.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

Rouen — 2 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the striking features of Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon, stroll through Fondation Claude Monet, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), make a trip to Rue Eau de Robec, and then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen road trip planning site.

Getting from Paris to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Rouen hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Caen.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

Caen — 1 night

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Pegasus Memorial and then stroll the grounds of Cimetières Militaires.

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You can drive from Rouen to Caen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Caen sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Bayeux.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:

Bayeux — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then awaken your taste buds at Cave Cidricole Lecornu, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip maker tool.

Bayeux is just a short distance from Caen. In June, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches
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Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 28th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel day trip planning app.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tours.
Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

Tours — 1 night

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Château de l'Islette, step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tours road trip website.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Tours by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tours: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Avignon.
Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Avignon — 2 nights

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon, and then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, and then awaken your taste buds at Le Gout des Autres - Wine Prestige Tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Tours to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tours in June: highs in Avignon hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Leucate.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Leucate — 2 nights

Leucate is a commune in the Aude department in southern France. Planning Leucate trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Avignon to Leucate in 2.5 hours. In July in Leucate, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel to Marseille.
Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Marseille — 2 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.
On the 4th (Mon), get up close to creatures of the deep with Decouverte du Vivant, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on Trolib, explore and take pictures at Route des Cretes, and then take in the pleasant sights at Calanque de Port-Miou.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Leucate to Marseille in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Scenic Drive
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Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Aix-en-Provence — 2 nights

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 6th (Wed), take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, examine the collection at Musee Granet, then steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally examine the collection at Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras and then don't miss a visit to Pavillon de Vendome.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cannes.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Cannes — 3 nights

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Step out of Cannes to go to Agay and see Massif de l'Esterel, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Lérins Islands, head off the coast to Île Sainte-Marguerite, soak in style at C-SPA, and take an in-depth tour of Musee Des Explorations Du Monde.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannes trip planning website.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Cannes are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Antibes.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Antibes — 3 nights

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Villa Eilenroc, explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, hunt for treasures at Marché provençal, and fulfill a lifelong dream with Moguntia - Nage avec Dauphins.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Antibes trip itinerary app.

Antibes is just a stone's throw from Cannes. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Nice.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Nice — 3 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.
When in Nice, make a side trip to see Azur Wine Tours in Vence, approximately Vence away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Antibes to Nice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Nice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Lyon.
Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
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Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Lyon — 2 nights

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon and then walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon route planning site.

You can fly from Nice to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lyon, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Beaune.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Beaune — 2 nights

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, then look for gifts at Athenaeum, and then examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption and then indulge your senses at Bourgogne A La Carte Burgund Experiment Tours.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Beaune visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Beaune takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lyon in July; daily highs in Beaune reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Colmar.
Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Colmar — 1 night

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to Old Town, and then learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Colmar trip planner.

Getting from Beaune to Colmar by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Colmar, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can fly to Reims.
Wineries · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Reims — 2 nights

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 22nd (Fri), do a tasting at Nomad Wine, examine the collection at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

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You can fly from Colmar to Reims in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

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.

Normandy travel guide

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Monuments · Landmarks · History Museums
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.