34 days in France Itinerary

34 days in France Itinerary

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Start: London
Drive + Train:  1 h 45 min
1
Calais
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Lille
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Amneville
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Strasbourg
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
5
Colmar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Chamonix
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
7
Annecy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Lyon
— 2 nights
+3
Tram + Fly + Foot + Train:  4 h
9
Menton
— 3 nights
Train:  15 min
10
Eze
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 min
11
Beaulieu-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
12
St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
13
Porto-Vecchio
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
14
Villefranche-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
15
Nice
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
16
Vence
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: London

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Calais

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
On the 1st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Calais Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Les Baraques Military Cemetery, and then wander the streets of Place d'Armes. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, stop by Calais Wine Superstore, steep yourself in history at Tour du Guet, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Calais tour planner.

London, UK to Calais is an approximately 2- hour combination of car and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Calais can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Calais

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Les Baraques Military Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Calais Beach ©
Calais Beach
Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Les Baraques Military Cemetery ©
Les Baraques Military Cemetery

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nights
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 3rd (Sun): take in the history at Fromelles and Flanders Battlefield Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Place du Theatre, admire the striking features of Chambre de Commerce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place aux Oignons, then take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): laugh and play at Koezio, then contemplate the waterfront views at Parc du Heron, and then examine the collection at Le Musee de Plein Air.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lille trip planner.

You can take a train from Calais to Lille in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amneville.

Things to do in Lille

Spas Fun & Games Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vieux-Lille ©
Vieux-Lille
Turkish Baths
Place aux Oignons ©
Place aux Oignons

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night
Amneville

Amneville
Amnéville is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in northeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get outside with Labyrinthe Vegetal de Vigy and then pause for some photo ops at Statue de la Vierge.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Amneville day trip planner.

Drive from Lille to Amneville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Amneville

Outdoors

Side Trips

Statue de la Vierge, Labyrinthe Vegetal de Vigy

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night
Strasbourg

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 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Paul, admire the striking features of La Neustadt, then don't miss a visit to Centre Culturel de la Ville D'illkirch-Graffenstaden, then identify plant and animal life at Buvette aux Sept Ecluses, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Notre-Dame du Chene.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg journey planner.

Traveling by car from Amneville to Strasbourg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Chapelle Notre-Dame du Chene ©
Chapelle Notre-Dame du Chene
Buvette aux Sept Ecluses ©
Buvette aux Sept Ecluses
Eglise Saint-Paul ©
Eglise Saint-Paul

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Colmar

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Route des Vins d'Alsace, then examine the collection at Parc Attractions Haut Rhin, and then take a stroll through Little Venice. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Musée d'Unterlinden, admire the striking features of Koifhus (Old Custom House), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Martin, then admire the landmark architecture of Salle du Corps de Garde, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Maison Schongauer.

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Colmar is just a short distance from Strasbourg. In May, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Colmar

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Route des Vins d'Alsace ©
Route des Vins d'Alsace

1
night
Chamonix

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Michel, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Chamonix Cemetery, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On your second day here, hike along La Jonction and then fly down the slopes at Vallee Blanche.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chamonix day trip planning website.

Drive from Colmar to Chamonix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Annecy.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi

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night
Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 11th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Voie Verte du Lac d'Annecy, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Des Marquisats, and then step off the mainland to explore Ile des Cygnes.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Annecy trip planner.

You can take a bus from Chamonix to Annecy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Annecy sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Plage Des Marquisats ©
Plage Des Marquisats
Ile des Cygnes ©
Ile des Cygnes

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nights
Lyon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Fresque des Lyonnais, take a stroll through Place des Jacobins, take a stroll through The Presqu'ile, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, make a trip to Musee de Fourviere, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Lyon trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Annecy to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lyon are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Menton.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Presqu'ile ©
The Presqu'ile
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
Place des Jacobins
Place des Jacobins

3
nights
Menton

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica St. Michel and Promenade Le Corbusier. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Promenade du Soleil and Palmes Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Menton side-trips: Monastere de Saorge (in Saorge), Parc Alpha (in Saint Martin-Vesubie) and Vieux Tende (in Tende). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sospel Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Et Jardin Medieval.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Menton trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of tram, flight, and train from Lyon to Menton in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Menton when traveling from Lyon in May, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Eze.

Things to do in Menton

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Monastere de Saorge, Chateau Et Jardin Medieval, Parc Alpha, Promenade Le Corbusier, Sospel Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Promenade Le Corbusier ©
Promenade Le Corbusier
Cemetery of the Old Chateau ©
Cemetery of the Old Chateau
Palmes Beach ©
Palmes Beach

3
nights
Eze

Eze ©
Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
We've included these beaches for you: Eze Sur Mer Strand and Eden Plage Mala. Popular historic sites such as Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche and Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille are in your itinerary. Take a break from Eze with a short trip to Chapelle des Penitents Blancs in Peillon, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, take a memorable drive along Tete de Chien, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Michel, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Eze trip builder tool.

Eze is just a stone's throw from Menton. In May, daytime highs in Eze are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Eze

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Turbie, Cap d'Ail, La Recreation Champetre, Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille, Moyenne Corniche
Highlights from your plan
The Church of Èze ©
The Church of Èze
Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille ©
Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze

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Beaulieu-sur-Mer

Beaulieu-sur-Mer ©
Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Belluogo, Bèuluec de Mar) is a seaside village on the French Riviera between Nice and Monaco. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): try your luck at Casino de Beaulieu, steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, and then make a trip to Promenade Maurice Rouvier.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Beaulieu-sur-Mer visit planning site.

Beaulieu-sur-Mer is just a short distance from Eze. In May, daytime highs in Beaulieu-sur-Mer are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Things to do in Beaulieu-sur-Mer

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos
Casino de Beaulieu ©
Casino de Beaulieu

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nights
St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Italian: San Giovanni Capo Ferrato) is a commune of the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.It is located on a peninsula next to Beaulieu-sur-Mer and to Villefranche-sur-Mer and extends out to Cap Ferrat. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Villa Santo Sospir, then trek along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, and then stroll through Plage de Passable. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice, enjoy the sand and surf at Paloma Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat online travel planner.

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is very close to Beaulieu-sur-Mer. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Paloma Beach ©
Paloma Beach

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Porto-Vecchio

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. On the 23rd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Iles Cerbicales and then delve into the distant past at Site prehistorique de Castellu d'Araggio.

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Traveling by flight from St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat to Porto-Vecchio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In May, daily temperatures in Porto-Vecchio can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Site prehistorique de Castellu d'Araggio, Reserve Naturelle des Iles Cerbicales
Highlights from your plan
Reserve Naturelle des Iles Cerbicales ©
Reserve Naturelle des Iles Cerbicales

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Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera.GeographyVillefranche-sur-Mer adjoins the city of Nice to the east along Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier, and 10km south west of Monaco. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Mariniere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): examine the collection at Les Musees de La Citadelle, stroll through Old Harbor (La Darse), gain insight at Institut de Francais, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Rue Obscure.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Villefranche-sur-Mer travel route site.

Traveling by flight from Porto-Vecchio to Villefranche-sur-Mer takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Porto-Vecchio in May, you will find days in Villefranche-sur-Mer are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs ©
Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs
Plage de la Mariniere ©
Plage de la Mariniere

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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 some cultural insight at Vieille Ville and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Castel Plage will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes) and Juan les Pins Main Beach (in Juan-les-Pins). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, make a trip to Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu, look for gifts at VinAzur - Vins de provence, and steep yourself in history at Monastère de Cimiez.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice online tour itinerary maker.

Nice is very close to Villefranche-sur-Mer. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannes, Juan les Pins Main Beach, VinAzur - Vins de provence
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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Vence

Vence ©
Vence is a commune set in the hills of the Alpes Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France between Nice and Antibes.Ecclesiastical historyThe first known Bishop of Vence is Severus, bishop in 439 and perhaps as early as 419.Among others are: St. Get outdoors at Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague and Massif du Tanneron. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ville medieval and Chapelle du Rosaire. Get out of town with these interesting Vence side-trips: Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon (in Gourdon), Spas (in Opio) and La Citadelle d'Entrevaux (in Entrevaux). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence, learn about winemaking at Le Petit Vigneau Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Penitents Blancs, and see the sky in a new way at Observation du Ciel Etoile - Grandeur Nature.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vence day trip planning website.

You can drive from Nice to Vence in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vence can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vence

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, Spas, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague
Highlights from your plan
La Citadelle d'Entrevaux ©
La Citadelle d'Entrevaux
Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon ©
Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon
Ville medieval ©
Ville medieval

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