31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 6 nights
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Rouen
— 5 nights
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 5 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 5 nights
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Nice
— 8 nights

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Paris

Paris ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Île de la Cité and Pere-Lachaise Cemetery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Atelier des Lumieres, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris route app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Paris. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum
4.6
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Eiffel Tower
4.5
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Musee d'Orsay
4.7

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Rouen

Rouen ©

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Pegasus Memorial. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Musee du debarquement. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur), Giverny (Musee des impressionnismes & Fondation Claude Monet) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame (in Bayeux). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rouen trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Rouen, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Rouen

Side Trips

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Memorial de Caen
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Pegasus Memorial
4.8

5
nights
Colleville-sur-Mer

Colleville-sur-Mer ©
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc. Museum-lovers will get to explore Airborne Museum and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colleville-sur-Mer: Musee de Quineville (in Quineville) and Church of Sainte-Mère-Église (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, examine the collection at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and take an in-depth tour of Omaha Beach Memorial Museum.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Colleville-sur-Mer trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Colleville-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Omaha Beach
4.7
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Pointe du Hoc
4.7

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Oradour-sur-Glane and Abri Pataud. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cite Religieuse and Chateau de Beynac. Venture out of the city with trips to Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie (in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie), Le Regourdou (in Lascaux) and Grotte du Pech-Merle (in Cabrerets). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, contemplate the long history of Forteresse de Miremont, make a trip to Chateau de Commarque, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Lacave.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Colleville-sur-Mer in May, expect nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Oradour-sur-Glane
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Chateau de Beynac
4.5

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Nice

Nice ©

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.
Vieille Ville and Saint-Paul de Vence are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs (in St-Paul-de-Vence), Utelle (La Madone d'Utelle & Église Saint Veran) and La Maison du Portal (in Levens). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, make a trip to Place Massena, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nice trip builder website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Nice in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in May, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Le Suquet
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