32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

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32 days in France Itinerary

Start: Geneva
train:  2​h
1
Lyon
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
2
Nice
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Marseille
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
4
Toulouse
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
5
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
train:  6​h
6
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Nantes
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
8
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
train:  6​h 45​min
9
Bayeux
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
10
Paris
— 3 nights
train:  15​min
11
Versailles
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Lyon

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Food Tours. There's much more to do: make a trip to Le Mur Des Canuts, see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, and take a stroll through The Presqu'ile.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lyon trip itinerary builder app .

Geneva, Switzerland to Lyon is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. April in Lyon sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Food Tours
Le Mur Des Canuts ©
Le Mur Des Canuts

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez and Room Escape Games. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, get your game on at SENSAS Nice, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastère de Cimiez.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice sightseeing planning site .

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Lyon in April, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez ©
Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Calanque de Morgiou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent de Paul Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Palais du Pharo, and finally explore the galleries of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Marseille, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanque de Morgiou ©
Calanque de Morgiou
Palais du Pharo ©
Palais du Pharo

2
nights
Toulouse

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Espace EDF Bazacle, contemplate the long history of Church of Les Jacobins, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Couvent des Jacobins, and finally steep yourself in history at Capitole de Toulouse. On your second day here, engage your brain at Cite de l'espace, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Toulouse trip planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Toulouse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Toulouse are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Couvent des Jacobins ©
Couvent des Jacobins
Room Escape Games
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin

3
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
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 discover tucked-away gems like Vieux Sarlat and Les Noyeraies du Landers. Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Voie Verte et Veloroute, relax in the rural setting at Ferme du Brusquand, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Sacerdos, and don't miss a visit to Les Cabanes du Breuil.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Sarlat-la-Caneda can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat
Manoir de Gisson ©
Manoir de Gisson

2
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
On the 5th (Tue), explore the activities along Vieux Port, examine the collection at Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Le Bunker de La Rochelle. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Porte de la Grosse-Horloge, get to know the fascinating history of Rue Sur-les-Murs, stroll around Parc Charruyer, then brush up on your military savvy at Musee Maritime de La Rochelle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the La Rochelle online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Rochelle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in May, expect nights in La Rochelle to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nantes.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Musee Maritime de La Rochelle ©
Musee Maritime de La Rochelle

3
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jardin des Plantes and Eglise Sainte Croix. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, and get your game on at Hypercube VR.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Nantes trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Nantes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Nantes, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Nantes

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier des douaniers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Plage Saint-Guirec, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle St Guirec, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de la Clarte, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier de L'ile Renote, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at 'Eglise de Saint Jacques.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Perros-Guirec trip site .

Traveling by car from Nantes to Perros-Guirec takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nantes in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Perros-Guirec: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sentier de L'ile Renote
Highlights from your plan
Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin de Salome, and explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. May in Bayeux sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Musee D-Day Omaha
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Ile Saint-Louis. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Fontainebleau in Fontainebleau (about 1h 05 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, make a trip to Hotel de Ville, and learn about all things military at The Army Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris route planner.

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Paris sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Chateau de Fontainebleau
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Versailles

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Le Jardin de Versailles and The Trianons & The Hamlet. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Galerie des Carrosses, and make a trip to Place du Marche Notre-Dame.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Versailles trip itinerary builder tool .

Versailles is just a short distance from Paris. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Hall of Mirrors ©
The Hall of Mirrors
Le Jardin de Versailles ©
Le Jardin de Versailles

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