29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 3 nights
2
Lyon
— 2 nights
3
Toulouse
— 3 nights
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
5
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
6
Nantes
— 3 nights
7
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
8
Rouen
— 2 nights
9
Paris
— 4 nights
10
Lille
— 2 nights

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nice online trip builder.

Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Marineland, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Lérins Islands
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
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 15th (Sun), stop by Les Bonbons de Julien, take in the views from Passerelle du Palais de Justice, then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and finally don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon day trip planning website.

You can fly from Nice to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Lyon when traveling from Nice in August, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

3
nights
Toulouse

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Explore Toulouse's surroundings by going to Carcassonne Center (Chateau Comtal, Cité de Carcassonne, &more) and Parc de la Prehistoire (in Tarascon-sur-Ariege). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Toulouse trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Lyon to Toulouse in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Toulouse

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Carcassonne, Mount Perdu, Parc de la Prehistoire
Highlights from your plan
Lac de la Cavayere ©
Lac de la Cavayere
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Parc de la Prehistoire ©
Parc de la Prehistoire

3
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Change things up with a short trip to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques in Peyzac-le-Moustier (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, contemplate the long history of The Maison Forte de Reignac, and admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins d'Eau.

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Getting from Toulouse to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Toulouse in August, Sarlat-la-Caneda is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Chateau de Saint-Genies, Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, The Maison Forte de Reignac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

3
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes), La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer) and Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux online travel route planner.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nantes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chateau de Reignac, La Grande Dune du Pilat, Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Reignac ©
Chateau de Reignac
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse

3
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nantes: Le Grand Defi (in Saint-Julien-des-Landes) and Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Clement, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nantes driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Nantes by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Nantes are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nantes

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Le Grand Defi, Puy du Fou
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Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 29th (Sun), make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

Before you visit Mont-Saint-Michel, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Nantes to Mont-Saint-Michel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Nantes in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mont-Saint-Michel: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Cahem, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally visit Rue du Gros-Horloge. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Calvados Experience and then examine the collection at Fondation Claude Monet.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rouen trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rouen in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Calvados Experience
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Lille

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
On the 5th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, and then explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lille online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Lille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lille

Museums

Side Trip

Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy
Highlights from your plan

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