30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

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30 days in France Itinerary

Start: Brandon
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Nice
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Chamonix
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Paris
— 5 nights
Train + Bus:  5 h 15 min
6
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h
End: Brandon

4
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Station de Ski L'Audibergue (in Andon) and Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Mt Boron, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Bioves.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nice online trip builder .

Brandon, Canada to Nice is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Brandon to Nice. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Galerie Lifetime Gallery, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Station de Ski L'Audibergue, Les Jardins Bioves
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Station de Ski L'Audibergue ©
Station de Ski L'Audibergue
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Domaine Val d'Iris (in Seillans), La Certosa di La Verne (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Sainte-Maxime (Domaine des Beaucas & Kelys).

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael trip maker.

Getting from Nice to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Frejus, Domaine Val d'Iris, Chateau Des Garcinieres, Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres
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Domaine Val d'Iris ©
Domaine Val d'Iris
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Mont Vinaigre ©
Mont Vinaigre

4
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
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: Hyeres (Notre Dame de Consolation, Eglise Saint Louis, &more), Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales (in Bandol) and La Ciotat (Musee des Chantiers Naval & Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, browse the collection at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, don't miss a visit to Cimetiere militaire franco-italien, and contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Marseille are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Hyeres, Cassis, La Ciotat, Cimetiere militaire franco-italien
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Virtual Room Toulon ©
Virtual Room Toulon
Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis ©
Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis

3
nights
Chamonix

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, stroll through La Jonction, trek along Refuge Albert 1er, and hit the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi.

To see photos, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Chamonix trip planning website .

Getting from Marseille to Chamonix by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Lac Cornu ©
Lac Cornu

5
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paris day trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Paris in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Ecomusee de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, then contemplate the long history of Maison de l'Artichaut, and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel. On your second day here, examine the collection at Musee du poire, get great views at Chapelle Saint-Michel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach of Genets, and finally enjoy the sea views from Pointe du Roc.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Ecomusee de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Chapelle Saint-Michel, Beach of Genets, Musee du poire, Pointe du Roc
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Pointe du Roc ©
Pointe du Roc
Ecomusee de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Porte Horloge de Vire (in Vire-Normandie), Plage de Vauville (in Vauville) and Studio Ca me Chante ! (in Caen). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, relax in the rural setting at Ferme de Vailly, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and make a trip to Ardenne Abbey.

To see more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. February in Bayeux sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Porte Horloge de Vire, Ferme de Vailly, Normandy American Cemetery, Plage de Vauville, Studio Ca me Chante !
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Plage de Vauville
Plage de Vauville

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Calvados Boulard (in Coquainvilliers), Plage de Benerville sur Mer (in Benerville-sur-Mer) and Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque (in Pont-L'Eveque). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Monument Jeanne d'Arc, stroll through Falaises d'Etretat, and kick back and relax at Plage Du Tilleul.

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

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Rouen, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plage Du Tilleul, Calvados Boulard, Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque, Falaises d'Etretat, Plage de Benerville sur Mer
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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