29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Versailles
— Few hours
3
Etretat
— Few hours
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
5
Kerlouan
— Few hours
6
Nantes
— Few hours
7
Bordeaux
— 1 night
8
Toulouse
— Few hours
9
Montpellier
— 3 nights
10
Avignon
— 1 night
11
Marseille
— 1 night
12
Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
13
Nice
— 1 night
14
Montgenevre
— 3 nights
15
Annecy
— 2 nights
16
Lyon
— 3 nights
17
Besancon
— 2 nights
18
Colmar
— 3 nights
19
Strasbourg
— 2 nights

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris road trip app.

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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hours
Versailles

Versailles
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Versailles trip app.

Traveling by train from Paris to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Versailles are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. You will leave for Etretat on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Versailles

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Etretat

Etretat
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat and then stroll through Plage-Baignade Yport.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Etretat road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Versailles to Etretat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Etretat sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Plage-Baignade Yport
Highlights from your plan
Plage-Baignade Yport
Plage-Baignade Yport
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

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night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Etretat to Mont-Saint-Michel in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 14th (Sat), you're off to Kerlouan.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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hours
Kerlouan

Kerlouan ©
Kerlouan is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in northwestern France not far from Brest. On the 14th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique d"Illiz Koz.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kerlouan journey builder app.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Kerlouan in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Nantes.

Things to do in Kerlouan

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Site Archeologique d"Illiz Koz
Highlights from your plan
Site Archeologique d ©
Site Archeologique d"Illiz Koz

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hours
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kerlouan to Nantes takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kerlouan in December, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Nantes. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

1
night
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.
Discover how to plan a Bordeaux trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Nantes to Bordeaux in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. December in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

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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.
On the 15th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Fondation Bemberg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Couvent des Jacobins, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Toulouse trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Couvent des Jacobins ©
Couvent des Jacobins
Church of Les Jacobins
Church of Les Jacobins

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Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Maguelone, then admire the landmark architecture of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons, and finally identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Montpellier road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Montpellier takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Aigues-Mortes, Cathedrale de Maguelone, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, The Camargue
Highlights from your plan
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes ©
Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes
Cathedrale de Maguelone ©
Cathedrale de Maguelone

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Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then visit Ile de la Barthelasse, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mines de Bruoux and then hike along Le Sentier des Ocres.

You can plan Avignon trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Montpellier in December, expect Avignon to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eglise St-Trophime, Le Sentier des Ocres, Mines de Bruoux
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner.

Drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in December, you will find days in Marseille are somewhat warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 21st (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Base Nature Francois Leotard, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate the long history of Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Sainte Roseline, get outside with Cap Taillat, and then trek along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez travel planner.

Getting from Marseille to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Frejus, Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres, Chapelle Sainte Roseline, Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Base Nature Francois Leotard
Base Nature Francois Leotard

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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Nice road trip planning tool.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Saint-Tropez in December, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Montgenevre.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur, Saint-Paul de Vence, Villa Kerylos
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur ©
Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur

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Montgenevre

Montgenevre
Montgenèvre is a commune of the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France.GeographyMontgenèvre is located in the French Cottian Alps. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Montgenevre Ski Resort. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at ULM Valmeinier, then hit the slopes at Ecole de ski d’Aussois par Gerard Couvert, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre-Dame de l'Assomption Church.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Montgenevre online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Nice to Montgenevre in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nice in December; daily highs in Montgenevre reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Annecy.

Things to do in Montgenevre

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Aussois, ULM Valmeinier, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Montgenevre Ski Resort
Montgenevre Ski Resort
Notre-Dame de l'Assomption Church ©
Notre-Dame de l'Assomption Church
ULM Valmeinier ©
ULM Valmeinier

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Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Francois. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Montagne de la Sambuy.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Annecy travel route builder app.

Drive from Montgenevre to Annecy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Annecy are 10°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Montagne de la Sambuy, Les Contamines-Montjoie Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Montagne de la Sambuy ©
Montagne de la Sambuy
Eglise Saint-Francois ©
Eglise Saint-Francois

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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 30th (Mon), stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then explore the fascinating underground world of Carrieres de Glay, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Cite medievale de Perouges, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, and then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon.

You can plan Lyon trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Annecy to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Lyon sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Besancon.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Carrieres de Glay, Cite medievale de Perouges
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

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Besancon

Besancon ©
Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy.
On the 1st (Wed), get outside with Les Gorges de la Langouette, then steep yourself in history at Villa Palladienne, then stop by Chocolats Hirsinger, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Just d'Arbois. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Reculee des Planches, don't miss a visit to Cascades du Hérisson, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de ville d'Ornans.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Besancon trip builder tool.

You can drive from Lyon to Besancon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lyon in January, expect nights in Besancon to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Colmar.

Things to do in Besancon

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Arbois, Cascades du Hérisson, Reculee des Planches, Les Gorges de la Langouette, Hotel de ville d'Ornans
Highlights from your plan
Cascades du Hérisson ©
Cascades du Hérisson
Villa Palladienne ©
Villa Palladienne
Reculee des Planches ©
Reculee des Planches

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Colmar

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise De l'Invention De La Sainte-Croix. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, then learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville de Turckheim.

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Drive from Besancon to Colmar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Colmar sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

La Bresse, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Vieille Ville de Turckheim, Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, Eglise De l'Invention De La Sainte-Croix
Highlights from your plan
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Vieille Ville de Turckheim ©
Vieille Ville de Turckheim
La Montagnes des Lamas ©
La Montagnes des Lamas

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Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 6th (Mon), stop by La Petite France, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Thomas, stop by Le Gout du Terroir, contemplate the long history of Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel Regional des Vosges du Nord and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg travel planner.

Traveling by car from Colmar to Strasbourg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Parc Naturel Regional des Vosges du Nord, Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix, Citadel of Bitche
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Citadel of Bitche ©
Citadel of Bitche
Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg ©

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