29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 3 nights
Fly to Lyon, Bus to Chamonix
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Chamonix
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Nice

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rue d'Antibes and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. You'll get in some beach time at Castel Plage and Paloma Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Le Suquet, Fromagerie Ceneri, &more) and Juan les Pins Main Beach (in Juan-les-Pins). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nice tour itinerary builder.

Goiania, Brazil to Nice is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. Traveling from Goiania in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 4 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll get in some beach time at Plage de l'Escalet and Calanque de Maubois. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: La Ponche Beach (in Saint-Tropez), Plage des Marines (in Cogolin) and Plage de Pampelonne (in Ramatuelle). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea, enjoy the sand and surf at Frejus Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Robinson, and cool off at Waterworld lake of gaudrade.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael trip planning website.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in July, Saint-Raphael is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas

— 3 nights
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de la Faviere and Plage de L'Argentiere. Get out of town with these interesting Bormes-Les-Mimosas side-trips: La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Vergeron & Plage de Sylvabelle). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc, get outside with Dune La Londe, and stroll through Grande Plage du Lavandou.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bormes-Les-Mimosas trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Bormes-Les-Mimosas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chamonix

— 3 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.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, laugh and play at Domaine des Planards, get to know the resident critters at Parc de Merlet, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Chamonix trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Chamonix in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac and then stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Chamonix to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then make a trip to La Porte D'aude, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in July, Carcassonne is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Bayeux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Bayeux

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Relax by the water at Omaha Beach and Deauville Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Mont Saint-Michel and Bayeux War Cemetery. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux itinerary tool.

Getting from Carcassonne to Bayeux by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Carcassonne in July; daily highs in Bayeux reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Shop till you drop at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.