30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France visit planner

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Paris
— 5 nights
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Lyon
— 5 nights
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Marseille
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 7 nights
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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ajaccio, Corsica
— 3 nights
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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.
Step out of Paris to go to Marne-la-Vallee and see Disneyland Paris, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

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Rome, Italy to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in April, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Lyon

— 5 nights

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Parcours Aventure (in Saint-Nizier-du-Moucherotte), Parc d'Activites de Montagne de Praboure (in Saint-Antheme) and Grenoble (Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere & Musee de Grenoble). The adventure continues: stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Fly from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Lyon are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marseille

— 4 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon), Villa des Flo (in Bandol) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, and stroll around Le Palais de Justice.

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Getting from Lyon to Marseille by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nice

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Le Mur des Amoureux de Peynet (in Le Cannet), San Peyre (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule) and Cannes (Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes, Lérins Islands, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

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Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Nice sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

— 5 nights
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Get out of town with these interesting Porto-Vecchio side-trips: Sari-Solenzara (A Buttega di a Mandria & Gorges of the Solenzara River), Zonza (Trou de la Bombe, Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles), &more) and Sentier de l’Uomo Di Cagna (in Monacia-d'Aullene). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Tour Genoise Fautea, don't miss a visit to Ancien Ermitage de la Trinite, play a few rounds at Murtoli Golf Links, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Palombaggia.

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You can fly from Nice to Porto-Vecchio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. April in Porto-Vecchio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ajaccio.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Ajaccio, Corsica

— 3 nights
With a dreamy location on the west coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio is a mecca of seaside summer tourism.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ajaccio: Torra d'Omigna (in Cargese) and D81 (in Piana). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, get outside with Outdoor Activities, step off the mainland to explore Presqu’Ile Isolella, and look for gifts at U Cintu.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ajaccio online travel planner.

Drive from Porto-Vecchio to Ajaccio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Ajaccio sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
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.

Corsica travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Landmarks · Historic Sites
The island paradise of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea is a mosaic of diverse landscapes from comfortable sandy beaches and steep, narrow paved streets to inhospitable mountains rising up from the pasture. Ideal for a beach vacation, Corsica offers adventures on and off the sand, including scuba diving, sailing, and hiking. Enjoy a rugged mountain adventure by sightseeing along the famous Grande Randonnée (GR) 20 path. For an intense view of the island and the jagged coastline from the water, rent a boat to travel around the island or charter a cruise.