29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 5 nights
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Lyon
— 3 nights
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Chamonix
— 4 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
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Andon
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 7 nights
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Paris

— 5 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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris tour builder.

Boise, USA to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to Paris is 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in February, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Lyon

— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Parcours Aventure (in Saint-Nizier-du-Moucherotte) and Grenoble (Musee de Grenoble, Musee Dauphinois, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Lyon are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chamonix

— 4 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chamonix: Esf la Clusaz (in La Clusaz), Val Sports (in Manigod) and Skiprosmegeve (in Megeve). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Aiguille du Midi, take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void, take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, and stroll through Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chamonix tour planner.

You can drive from Lyon to Chamonix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Marseille

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cours Mirabeau (in Aix-en-Provence), Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon) and Trolib (in Cassis). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, visit The Panier, relax and rejuvenate at Villa des Flo, and explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marseille online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Marseille takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 3 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Naturozen (in Vidauban), Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron) and La Mene (in Grimaud). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, hike along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, browse the exhibits of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and admire the natural beauty at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Andon.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Andon

— 2 nights
On the 13th (Sun), stroll through Station de Ski L'Audibergue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Presbytère, steep yourself in history at Moulin a farine d'Entrevaux, stop by La Pain D'Epicerie, then make a trip to Porte Royale, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Le Spa des Delices.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Andon trip planner.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Andon in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Andon

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nice

— 7 nights

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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes), Cannes (Monuments aux Morts & Lérins Islands) and Les Jardins Bioves (in Menton). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: stop by Vieille Ville, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip tool.

Getting from Andon to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March in Nice, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.