30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

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30 days in France Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  8​h
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6​h
4
Hyeres
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cannes
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Menton
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Vars
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Cairo

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.
Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairo to Paris, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cairo, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Appreciate the collections at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and V1 Site at Val Ygot. Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Plage Du Tilleul (in Le Tilleul), Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre (in Bretteville-du-Grand-Caux) and Chateau de Mesnieres (in Mesnieres-en-Bray). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, explore the world behind art at Centre d'Art Contemporain Matmut, get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Martainville, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la Corderie Vallois.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen travel route builder website .

You can take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Plage Du Tilleul, Falaises d'Etretat, V1 Site at Val Ygot, Musee de la Corderie Vallois, Carre du Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Fours a Chaux du Rey - Musee Maritime. Popular historic sites such as Mont Saint-Michel and Normandy American Cemetery are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Parc des Forges de Varenne (in Champsecret), Espace Musee Charles Leandre (in Conde-sur-Noireau) and Musee de Quineville (in Quineville). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musee et sites archeologiques de Vieux-la-Romaine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, and don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint-Aignan.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux visit planning tool .

Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, Musee de Quineville, Frac Basse Normandie, Parc des Forges de Varenne
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

3
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Get some historical perspective at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste and Notre Dame de Consolation. Step out of the city life by going to Sentier Jean Francois Jube and Pointe de l'Oustau de Dieu. Take a break from Hyeres with a short trip to Foret de Roustagnon in Bandol, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, stroll through Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, get outside with Sentier sous marin, and get engrossed in the history at Chateau de la Clapiere.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hyeres day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Bayeux to Hyeres in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in January: highs in Hyeres hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bandol, Porquerolles Island, Sentier Jean Francois Jube, Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste
Highlights from your plan
Pointe de l'Oustau de Dieu ©
Pointe de l'Oustau de Dieu
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas ©
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas

4
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Take a break from the city and head to Lérins Islands and Greolieres les Neiges. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Vieille Ville. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, see the interesting displays at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and get to know the fascinating history of La Croisette.

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

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Cannes, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Menton.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nice, Biot, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Le Musee du Parfum, Greolieres les Neiges
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
nights
Menton

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
La Maison du Portal and Musee des Coquillages will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Église Saint Veran and Ruines de Rocca Sparviera. Get out of town with these interesting Menton side-trips: Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste (in Coaraze), Chapelle des Penitents Blancs (in Peillon) and La Madone d'Utelle (in Utelle). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice, make a trip to Eglise, and see the interesting displays at Musee Lou Ferouil.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Menton road trip planning website .

Getting from Cannes to Menton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vars.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Coaraze, Utelle, Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille, Musee Lou Ferouil
Highlights from your plan
Église Saint Veran ©
Église Saint Veran
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste
La Madone d'Utelle ©
La Madone d'Utelle

4
nights
Vars

Vars ©
Escape the urban bustle at Station de Ski Reallon and Pure. Change things up with these side-trips from Vars: Winter Parc (in Orcieres), The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier (in Reotier) and Selonnet (Esf Chabanon & Station de Chabanon-Selonnet).

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Vars trip maker .

Traveling by car from Menton to Vars takes 4 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Menton in February: high temperatures in Vars hover around 8°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Vars

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Selonnet, The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier, Station de Ski Reallon, ESI Les Orres, Winter Parc
Highlights from your plan
Esf Chabanon ©
Esf Chabanon
Station de Chabanon-Selonnet ©
Station de Chabanon-Selonnet

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nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
For shopping fun, head to Poterie Point Fusion or Chateau du Seuil. Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Le Glof (in Ollieres) and Abbaye Saint Victor (in Marseille). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, take in the awesome beauty at Montagne Sainte Victoire, see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence tour site .

You can drive from Vars to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. In February, Aix-en-Provence is a bit warmer than Vars - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Marseille, Le Glof, Montagne Sainte Victoire, Palais des Papes, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

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