30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

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Biarritz
— 4 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Rouen
— 3 nights
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Cherbourg-Octeville
— 3 nights
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Caen
— 3 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 4 nights

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Biarritz

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain and Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de l'Uhabia are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Villa Arnaga and Banaka. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Saint-Pierre d'Usakoa (Saint-Jean-le-Vieux) (in Saint-Jean-le-Vieux), Mauleon-Licharre (Eglise Notre Dame de la Haute Ville & Château de Mauléon) and Eglise de L'Hopital-Saint-Blaise (in Hopital-Saint-Blaise). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle aux Icones., see the interesting displays at Chocolaterie-Musee Puyodebat, head outdoors with Initiation a la Cesta Punta, and steep yourself in history at Commanderie Ospitalea..

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Biarritz itinerary maker site.

Brindisi, Italy to Biarritz is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Brindisi in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Biarritz, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Biarritz

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain ©
Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain
Villa Arnaga ©
Villa Arnaga
Banaka ©
Banaka

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Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

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.
You'll explore and learn at Moulin de la Rouzique and Musee Napoleon. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau de Beynac. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Avit-Senieur (Les Murmures de Saint Avit & L'Abbaye de Saint-Avit-Senieur), Belves (Habitations Troglodytiques & Le Chateau de Belves) and Chateau de Lanquais (in Lanquais). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, steep yourself in history at Forteresse de Miremont, and make a trip to Chateau de Commarque.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda day trip planning tool.

Getting from Biarritz to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Sarlat-la-Caneda when traveling from Biarritz in September, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

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Paris

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Popular historic sites such as Arc de Triomphe and Montmartre are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

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Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in September: highs in Paris hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Rouen

Rouen ©

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Fondation Claude Monet and MuseoSeine. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Abbey of Bec-Hellouin (in Le Bec-Hellouin), Au Fil de la Memoire (in Bolbec) and Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Harcourt, admire the striking features of St. Maclou's Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cote Sainte-Catherine.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen online route maker.

Drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Cherbourg-Octeville.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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

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Cherbourg-Octeville

Cherbourg-Octeville ©
Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and Musee de Quineville. Get some historical perspective at Normandy Victory Museum and Chateau des Ravalet. Get out of town with these interesting Cherbourg-Octeville side-trips: World War 2 Museum (in Quineville), Moulin de Marie Ravenel (in Rethoville) and Chateau de Crosville-sur-Douve (in Crosville-sur-Douve). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Hotel de Beaumont, brush up on your military savvy at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), and see the interesting displays at Maison de Jacques Prevert.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cherbourg-Octeville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Cherbourg-Octeville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Caen.

Things to do in Cherbourg-Octeville

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) ©
Normandy Victory Museum ©
Normandy Victory Museum

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Caen

Caen ©

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee de la Batterie de Merville will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Normandy American Cemetery and Cimetières Militaires are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Caen side-trips: Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach (in Colleville-sur-Mer), Omaha Beach (in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer) and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, see the interesting displays at Normandy Guided Tours, contemplate the long history of Hillman Site, and appreciate the history behind Pegasus Memorial.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Caen trip maker app.

You can drive from Cherbourg-Octeville to Caen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Caen sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Musee Granet and Fondation Vasarely will appeal to museum buffs. Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Pont d'Avignon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence: Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Hotel d'Agar (in Cavaillon) and Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau, and explore the engaging exhibits at Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Caen to Aix-en-Provence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Caen in September, expect Aix-en-Provence to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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Nice

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.
Visit Saint-Paul de Vence and La Croisette for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Galerie LYMPIA. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Villa Domergue (in Cannes) and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) (in Antibes). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, step into the grandiose world of Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and don't miss a visit to Eglise.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Nice sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) ©
Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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