31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 5 nights
Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
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Chamonix
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grenoble
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lyon
— 3 nights
Train
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Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cannes
— 4 nights
Drive
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Andon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Menton
— 5 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Dnipropetrovsk International Airport

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker site.

Dnipro, Ukraine to Paris is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dnipro to Paris is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dnipro in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Paris, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In March in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Chamonix

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chamonix: Les Carroz-d'Araches (Speed Dragoz & Les Carroz, Station de Ski), La Clusaz (Chevrerie Des Confins & Esf la Clusaz) and Val Sports (in Manigod). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, hit the slopes at Skiprosmegeve, get great views at Brevent Cable Car, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Station de Ski les Saisies.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamonix holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Mont-Saint-Michel to Chamonix takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grenoble.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Grenoble

— 3 nights

Capital of the Alps

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Get out of town with these interesting Grenoble side-trips: Firstrax Ski & Snowboard School (in Les Deux-Alpes), Aventure parc, venosc (in Venosc) and ESF Oz en Oisans (in Oz en Oisans). On the 13th (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Station Autrans-Meaudre en Vercors. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Musee Dauphinois, admire the masterpieces at Musee de Grenoble, hit the slopes at La Grave, and examine the collection at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Grenoble online attractions planner.

You can drive from Chamonix to Grenoble in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March in Grenoble, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Grenoble

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Lyon

— 3 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.
Lyon is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon holiday website.

You can drive from Grenoble to Lyon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Marseille

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more) and Bandol (Villa des Flo & Foret de Roustagnon). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, get outside with Route des Cretes, and get a dose of the wild on Trolib.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

You can take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Cannes

— 4 nights

Festival City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron), Nice (Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, Vieille Ville, &more) and Old Harbor (La Darse) (in Villefranche-sur-Mer). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, make a trip to Galerie Lifetime Gallery, and take a stroll through Le Suquet.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes trip builder tool.

You can drive from Marseille to Cannes in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Andon.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Andon

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): hit the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue. On the next day, stroll through Ecole de Trial Happy, relax and rejuvenate at Le Spa des Delices, pause for some serene contemplation at Presbytère, contemplate the long history of Moulin a farine d'Entrevaux, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux, and finally make a trip to Porte Royale.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Andon trip itinerary site.

Getting from Cannes to Andon by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March in Andon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Menton.

Things to do in Andon

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Menton

— 5 nights

Pearl of France

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Menton: Eze (La cité médiévale & Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Bioves, pause for some serene contemplation at La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs, stop by Au Pays du Citron, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Menton trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Andon to Menton in 2 hours. March in Menton sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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.