33 days in France, Geneva & Brussels Itinerary

33 days in France, Geneva & Brussels Itinerary

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1
Rennes, France
— 7 nights
2
La Rochelle, France
— 1 night
3
Biarritz, France
— 3 nights
4
Perpignan, France
— 2 nights
5
Cannes, France
— 3 nights
6
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
7
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
8
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
10
Dunkirk, France
— 1 night
11
Paris, France
— 8 nights

7
nights
Rennes, France

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rennes: Mont-Saint-Michel (Mont Saint-Michel & Terrasse de l'Ouest), Centre Historique de Vannes (in Vannes) and Carnac stones (in Carnac). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, walk around Parc Hamelin Oberthur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Couvent des Jacobins, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Rocambole.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Rennes online route planner.

Montreal, Canada to Rennes is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Montreal in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rennes, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Rennes

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saint-Malo, Mont-Saint-Michel, Port De St Goustan, Pointe du Grouin, Centre Historique de Vannes
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Carnac stones ©
Carnac stones
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo ©
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo

1
night
La Rochelle, France

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 27th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle and then explore the activities along Vieux Port.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our La Rochelle driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rennes to La Rochelle by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in La Rochelle can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle

3
nights
Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): gain insight at Cite de l'Ocean, thenenjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz, and finally get great views at Rocher de la Vierge. On your second day here, make a trip to Port des Pecheurs, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at La Superbe, thenfind something for the whole family at Aquazone Aquatic Park, and finally experience rural life at Ferme d'Agerria.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Biarritz trip planning app.

Getting from La Rochelle to Biarritz by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Biarritz can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Perpignan.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, Ferme d'Agerria, Aquazone Aquatic Park
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium de Biarritz ©
Aquarium de Biarritz
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne
Ferme d'Agerria ©
Ferme d'Agerria

2
nights
Perpignan, France

Perpignan ©
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. On the 31st (Sat), witness the site of a historic battle at Château de Salses, view the masterpieces at Centre International du Photojournalisme, contemplate the long history of Cathedrale St-Jean, thentake some stellar pictures from Castillet, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Parc St Vicens, thensteep yourself in history at Chateau Royale de Collioure, and then walk around Promenade du Front de Mer.

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You can drive from Biarritz to Perpignan in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or fly. When traveling from Biarritz in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Perpignan, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Perpignan

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chateau Royale de Collioure, Château de Salses, Promenade du Front de Mer
Highlights from your plan
Castillet ©
Castillet
Parc St Vicens ©
Parc St Vicens
Spas

3
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, thenget great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cannes trip maker tool.

Getting from Perpignan to Cannes by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Cannes sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Cannes

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nice, Marineland
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Lyon, France

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.
For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lyon planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cannes to Lyon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Lyon sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève and then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre. On the next day, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

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Traveling by car from Lyon to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, thenstep into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then examine the collection at Palais de Rohan. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Gare de Strasbourg, take a stroll through La Petite France, and then don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Strasbourg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Strasbourg sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Highlights from your plan
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 10th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, thenappreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de la Chapelle, thenexamine the collection at Atomium, and finally get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Brussels takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Strasbourg in August, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

1
night
Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Éloi Church, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Dunkirk, thenstroll through Plage de Malo-les-Bains, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument a Georges Guynemer.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dunkirk vacation app.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Dunkirk takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Museums Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo ©
Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo
Plage de Malo-les-Bains ©
Plage de Malo-les-Bains
Belfry of Dunkirk ©
Belfry of Dunkirk

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nights
Paris, France

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more), Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris route maker app.

Getting from Dunkirk to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dunkirk in August, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, Fondation Claude Monet
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay