30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

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Honfleur
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Saumur
— 3 nights
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Blois
— 3 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
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Arles
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Amiens
— 4 nights

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Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palais Benedictine and Rue du Gros-Horloge. Notre Dame de Grace and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Honfleur's surroundings by going to Gros-Horloge (in Rouen) and Etretat (Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde & Les Jardins d'Etretat). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach, contemplate the long history of Memorial Samuel de Champlain, make a trip to Vieux Bassin, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Honfleur travel route planning site.

Des Moines, USA to Honfleur is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Des Moines in June, with highs in Honfleur at 67°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Notre Dame de Grace ©
Notre Dame de Grace
Palais Benedictine ©
Palais Benedictine
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge

3
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Bayeux

Bayeux
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Airborne Museum and Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema. Get some historical perspective at Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip planner.

You can drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. June in Bayeux sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saumur.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

3
nights
Saumur

Saumur ©

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau d'Angers ouvert and Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale. Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Langeais and Chateau de Villandry are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saumur: Azay-le-Rideau (Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau & Château de l'Islette). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier, get engrossed in the history at Musee des Blindes, and examine the collection at Le Cadre Noir.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saumur trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Bayeux to Saumur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daytime highs in Saumur are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Blois.

Things to do in Saumur

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Musee des Blindes ©
Musee des Blindes
Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette

3
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Blois

Blois ©

Town of Art and History

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire and Chateau Royal de Blois. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedrale De Bourges and Orléans Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Bourges (Eglise Sainte Barbe & Palais Jacques-Coeur) and Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste (in Soings-en-Sologne). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny.

To see reviews and more tourist information, go to the Blois travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Saumur to Blois in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Blois sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale De Bourges ©
Cathedrale De Bourges
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire ©
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire
Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral

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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 Grotte du Pech-Merle and Le Musee Rignault. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cite Religieuse and The Maison Forte de Reignac. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Remparts du Chateau (in Rocamadour) and Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie (in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, and contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda route builder.

Traveling by car from Blois to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. While traveling from Blois, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Arles.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle

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Arles

Arles ©

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Eglise St-Trophime, take in the spiritual surroundings of St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), get engrossed in the history at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, then admire the landmark architecture of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Montmajour, then admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Glanum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Arles trip planner.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Arles in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Arles, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime
Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique

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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.
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque and Le Suquet will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cours Mirabeau and Roman Theatre of Orange. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence: Mines de Bruoux (in Gargas), Musee d'Art et d'Histoire (in Orange) and Chateau de Grignan (in Grignan). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence, and stroll through Le Sentier des Ocres.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence road trip tool.

Drive from Arles to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Vieil Aix ©
Vieil Aix
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Chateau de Grignan ©
Chateau de Grignan

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Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, then make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and finally Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours, then head outdoors with Calalonga Plage, then head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi, and finally kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bonifacio sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Aix-en-Provence to Bonifacio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Bonifacio can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Calvi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio ©
Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Off-Road Tours

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Calvi, Corsica

Calvi ©
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then make a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Sant'Antonino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral St. Jean Baptiste, then get great views at Village abandonné d'Occi, and finally don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra.

Plan a Calvi trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bonifacio to Calvi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Calvi, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Amiens.

Things to do in Calvi

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Les Calanche Cliffs ©
Les Calanche Cliffs
Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi
Village abandonné d'Occi ©
Village abandonné d'Occi

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Amiens

Amiens

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Get a sense of the local culture at Moet et Chandon and Musee Somme 1916. Explore hidden gems such as Avenue de Champagne and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amiens: Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle), Eglise Saint-Thomas (in Reims) and Le Touquet Beach (in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage). The adventure continues: wander the streets of St-Leu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, and take in nature's colorful creations at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amiens day trip planner.

Getting from Calvi to Amiens by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Calvi in June; daily highs in Amiens reach 69°F and lows reach 51°F. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amiens

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Avenue de Champagne
Avenue de Champagne
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Musee Somme 1916 ©
Musee Somme 1916

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