27 days in France Itinerary

27 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Rouen
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amboise
— 1 day
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Lyon
— 1 night
Drive
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Aix-en-Provence
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Paris

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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the striking features of La Madeleine, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

4
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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Relax by the water at Plage Du Tilleul and Plage-Baignade Yport. Escape the urban bustle at Falaises d'Etretat and Porte d’Aval. Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church & Notre Dame de Grace), Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges) and Fecamp (Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut & Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite)). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, admire the landmark architecture of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Saint-Sever.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip tool.

Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Rouen to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
nights
Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get a sense of the local culture at Normandy American Cemetery and Bayeux War Cemetery. Relax by the water at Omaha Beach and Juno Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise), Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain) and Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bayeux travel route planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 2nd (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then contemplate the long history of Maison de l'Artichaut, then stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Aubert. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, head outdoors with Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and then stroll through Beach of Genets.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel itinerary planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Amboise.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

1
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Amboise

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci and then steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal d'Amboise.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amboise trip maker site.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Amboise in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July: highs in Amboise hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums

1
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Lyon

Culinary Capital of France

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.
On the 5th (Fri), stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lyon online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Amboise to Lyon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amboise in July, expect nights in Lyon to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks

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Aix-en-Provence

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Step out of the city life by going to Plage noire du Langoustier and Plage La Capte. Get some cultural insight at Palais des Papes and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Le Lavandou (Eglise Saint-Louis & Grande Plage du Lavandou), Marseille (Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde & Cathédrale La Major) and Eglise Saint-Raymond-Nonnat (in Le Pradet). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, admire the striking features of Le Tour de l'Horloge, and kick back and relax at Plage de Cabasson.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Aix-en-Provence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Nice

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Get outdoors at Castel Plage and Plage d'Aiguebelle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Ville medieval. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Plage de Jean Blanc (in Le Lavandou), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Gigaro & Plage de Sylvabelle). There's more to do: stroll through Coco Beach.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nice attractions planner.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in July, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are little chillier, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.2
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.

Normandy travel guide

4.6
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
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.

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Beaches · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.