25 days in France Itinerary

25 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel planner

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to LE HAVRE: gare routière, Bus to Honfleur
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Honfleur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Granville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Malo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dinan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bourgueil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blois
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly

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Honfleur

— 3 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Get some cultural insight at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Notre Dame de Grace and Musee du Vieux Honfleur. Explore Honfleur's surroundings by going to Manoir de Bellou (in Bellou), Ville de Lisieux (Les Buissonnets & Carmel De Lisieux) and Les Cressonnieres (in Veules-les-Roses). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Lieutenance d' Honfleur, make a trip to Memorial Samuel de Champlain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Michel, and examine the collection at Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Honfleur trip itinerary planning site.

Bucharest, Romania to Honfleur is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bucharest in June; daily highs in Honfleur reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Normandy American Cemetery and Bayeux War Cemetery. Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Omaha Beach will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Church of Sainte-Mère-Église (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Le Phare de Gatteville (in Gatteville-le-Phare) and Musee de la Batterie de Merville (in Merville-Franceville-Plage). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, make a trip to Abbaye aux Hommes, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Granville.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Granville

— 2 nights
On the 27th (Sat), stop by L'Atelier Gourmet, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame du Cap Lihou, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Art et d'Histoire de Granville, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at L'Ecume des Falaises, and finally head off the coast to Les iles Chausey. On the next day, kick back and relax at Plage du Plat Gousset, get great views at Cabane Vauban, then visit a coastal fixture at Pointe du Roc, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Musee Christian Dior.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Granville road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Granville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Granville, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Granville

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Malo

— 3 nights
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Visiting Plage du Sillon and Longchamps Beach will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saint-Malo Cathedral and Fort National. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Musee Jacques Cartier, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Bon-Secours, see the interesting displays at Musee des Terre- Neuvas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Anglicane Saint Bartholomew.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo trip planner.

Drive from Granville to Saint-Malo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dinan.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dinan

— 2 nights
Dinan is a walled Breton town and a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in northwestern France.GeographyIts geographical setting is exceptional. On the 2nd (Thu), admire the striking features of Basilique St-Sauveur, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Dinan, examine the collection at Chateau - Tour du Coetquen, make a trip to La Tour de l'Horloge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Malo de Dinan, and finally make a trip to Porte du Jerzual.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dinan trip planner.

Dinan is just a short distance from Saint-Malo. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Bourgueil.

Things to do in Dinan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Bourgueil

— 2 nights
Bourgueil is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.Bourgueil wineBourgueil is an appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) for wine in the Loire Valley region, and produces primarily red wine from the grape variety Cabernet Franc. Step off the beaten path and head to Cave de la Dive Bouteille and Chateau du Lathan. Popular historic sites such as Chapelle Notre Dame de Bon Secours and Chateau de Gizeux are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Usse, do a tasting at Maison Audebert Et Fils, look for gifts at Maison des Vins de Bourgueil, and don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Bourgueil.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bourgueil trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Dinan to Bourgueil in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dinan in July: highs in Bourgueil hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Blois.

Things to do in Bourgueil

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Blois

— 2 nights

Town of Art and History

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Escalier Denis Papin, don't miss a visit to Maison de l'Acrobate, contemplate the long history of Hotel de Villebresme (Maison de Denis Papin), stroll around Les Jardins de l’Ancien Eveche, then get to know the fascinating history of Les P’tits Clous, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de la Trinité. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Louis, contemplate the long history of Hôtel de Ville - Blois, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beaugency, then contemplate the long history of Domaine National de Chambord, and finally examine the collection at Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Blois trip planner.

You can drive from Bourgueil to Blois in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Blois are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Paris

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
On the 8th (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Vincennes, and finally explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Blois to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.