33 days in France Itinerary

33 days in France Itinerary

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Marseille
— 1 night
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Cassis
— 1 day
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Marseille
— 1 night
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Montpellier
— 1 night
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Dijon
— 3 nights
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Boulogne-Billancourt
— 3 nights
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Roissy-en-Brie
— 2 nights
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Rouen
— 4 nights
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Caen
— 4 nights
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Quimper
— 4 nights
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Nantes
— 3 nights
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Lille
— 2 nights
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Dunkirk
— 2 nights
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Metz
— 2 nights

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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 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Marseille online visit planner.

Naples, Italy to Marseille is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July in Marseille, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cassis.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

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Cassis

Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Grande Mer, and then take a leisurely stroll along Port de Cassis.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cassis trip builder app.

Drive from Marseille to Cassis in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Cassis sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Port de Cassis ©
Port de Cassis
Plage de la Grande Mer ©
Plage de la Grande Mer

1
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Marseille

Marseille
To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Cassis to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Montpellier.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre, then explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, then get to know the resident critters at Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret, and finally take a stroll through Place de la Comedie.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Montpellier itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Montpellier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Dijon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre
Place de la Comedie ©
Place de la Comedie
Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret ©
Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret

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Dijon

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
When in Dijon, make a side trip to see Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune, approximately Beaune away. The adventure continues: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, make a trip to Tour Philippe le Bon, see the interesting displays at Musee Magnin, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dijon holiday app.

Traveling by train from Montpellier to Dijon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Montpellier in July, with highs in Dijon at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Boulogne-Billancourt.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon
Wine Tours & Tastings
Owl's Trail ©
Owl's Trail

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Boulogne-Billancourt

Boulogne-Billancourt ©
Boulogne-Billancourt is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. On the 12th (Sun), don't miss a visit to La Cour des Senteurs, then don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, then admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Le Potager du Roi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): stroll around Le Jardin de Versailles, admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet, then don't miss a visit to La Galerie des Batailles, then make a trip to The Water Parterres, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Boulogne-Billancourt day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Dijon to Boulogne-Billancourt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Boulogne-Billancourt can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Roissy-en-Brie.

Things to do in Boulogne-Billancourt

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Roissy-en-Brie

Roissy-en-Brie ©
Roissy-en-Brie is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France and is located in the eastern suburbs of Paris, 23.4km from the center.HistoryIn 1810 Roissy-en-Brie annexed the neighboring commune of Pontcarré. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Baudile, stroll around Parc Culturel de Rentilly - Michel Chartier, and then steep yourself in history at Chocolaterie Menier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Adventure77, head outdoors with BASE DE LOISIRS DE JABLINES-ANNET, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Martin, and finally visit Theatre en Bord D'o.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Roissy-en-Brie day trip planning site.

You can drive from Boulogne-Billancourt to Roissy-en-Brie in an hour. July in Roissy-en-Brie sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Roissy-en-Brie

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Thorigny-sur-Marne, Parc Culturel de Rentilly - Michel Chartier, Chocolaterie Menier, BASE DE LOISIRS DE JABLINES-ANNET, Eglise Saint Baudile
Highlights from your plan
BASE DE LOISIRS DE JABLINES-ANNET ©
BASE DE LOISIRS DE JABLINES-ANNET
Parc Culturel de Rentilly - Michel Chartier ©
Theatre en Bord D'o ©
Theatre en Bord D'o

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Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers, Falaises d'Etretat, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, steep yourself in history at Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou, and make a trip to Vieux Rouen.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rouen journey builder website.

Drive from Roissy-en-Brie to Rouen in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Roissy-en-Brie, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rouen, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Caen.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Etretat
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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Caen

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Explore Caen's surroundings by going to Normandy American Cemetery (in Colleville-sur-Mer) and Mont-Saint-Michel (La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel & Mont Saint-Michel). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean, and get engrossed in the history at Musée de Normandie.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Caen online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rouen to Caen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Quimper.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bayeux, Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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Quimper

Quimper ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quimper: Pointe du Van (in Cleden-Cap-Sizun), Perros-Guirec (Oratoire de Saint-Guirec, Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, &more) and Oceanopolis (in Brest).

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Quimper road trip planning website.

Drive from Caen to Quimper in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Quimper

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Perros-Guirec, Pointe du Van, Paroisse de Pleyben Paroisse, Oceanopolis, Ville Close de Concarneau
Highlights from your plan
Oceanopolis ©
Oceanopolis
Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h

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Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Change things up with a short trip to Puy du Fou in Les Epesses (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, take a stroll through Passage Pommeraye, ponder the design of Le Miroir d'Eau, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Quimper to Nantes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Quimper in July, you will find days in Nantes are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lille.

Things to do in Nantes

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Puy du Fou
Highlights from your plan
Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

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Lille

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, don't miss a visit to Place du Theatre, don't miss a visit to Grande Place, then admire the striking features of Chambre de Commerce, then steep yourself in history at Old Stock Exchange, and finally wander the streets of Vieux-Lille. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musée du Louvre-Lens, appreciate the history behind Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, then learn about all things military at Carriere Wellington, and finally make a trip to Heroes Square.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lille tour planner.

Fly from Nantes to Lille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nantes in July, you will find days in Lille are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Arras, Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, Musée du Louvre-Lens
Highlights from your plan
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille
Grande Place ©
Grande Place

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Dunkirk

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Monument a Georges Guynemer, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Malo-les-Bains, and then learn about all things military at Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore and then brush up on your military savvy at La Coupole.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dunkirk trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lille to Dunkirk in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Dunkirk can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Metz.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Calais Wine Superstore, La Coupole
Highlights from your plan
Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
La Coupole ©
La Coupole
Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo ©
Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo

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Metz

Metz
Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Œuvre de la cathédrale. On your second day here, wander the streets of Place Saint Jacques, then don't miss a visit to Gare de Metz-Ville, then examine the collection at Centre Pompidou-Metz, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Metz tour planner.

You can drive from Dunkirk to Metz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. August in Metz sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Metz

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Place Stanislas
Highlights from your plan
Œuvre de la cathédrale
Œuvre de la cathédrale
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas

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