31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

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Rouen
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Nice
— 7 nights
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Avignon
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
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Paris
— 6 nights

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Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fondation Claude Monet and Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Honfleur (Pont de Normandie & Saint Catherine's Catholic Church), Musee de Mecanique Naturelle (in Giverny) and V1 Site at Val Ygot (in Ardouval). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and take an in-depth tour of Maison de Jules Verne.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip planning website.

Pittsburgh, USA to Rouen is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Rouen, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in September, expect Rouen to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Honfleur, Giverny, Amiens, Falaises d'Etretat, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial de Caen. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, take in the history at Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

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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 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, Omaha Beach, Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©

7
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Azur Wine Tours and Vieille Ville. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence), Cannes (Lérins Islands, La Croisette, &more) and Antibes (Musee PEYNET et du Dessin Humoristique, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, examine the collection at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Nice is somewhat warmer than Mont-Saint-Michel - with highs of 76°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, St-Paul-de-Vence, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
Highlights from your plan
Azur Wine Tours ©
Azur Wine Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

5
nights
Avignon

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Carrieres des Lumieres. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles), Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Fondation Vasarely) and The Panier (in Marseille). Dedicate the 3rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, do a tasting at Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, and take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Avignon travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Nice to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Avignon, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Carrieres des Lumieres, Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cité de Carcassonne and Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Toulouse (Church of Les Jacobins, Basilique Saint-Sernin, &more), Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi) and Musee La Seduction Francaise (in Fontcouverte). The adventure continues: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts, and steep yourself in history at Chateaux de Lastours.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Carcassonne road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Toulouse, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, Chateaux de Lastours, Musee La Seduction Francaise
Highlights from your plan
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours ©
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Montmartre, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Carcassonne to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Carcassonne in October, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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