37 days in France Itinerary

37 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Berlin
Fly:  5 h
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Blois
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Etretat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
7
Saint-Cyprien
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
8
Gordes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
10
Six-Fours-les-Plages
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
11
Castellane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Nice
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
13
Lyon
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
14
Strasbourg
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Berlin

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 out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris itinerary planner.

Berlin, Germany to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Blois.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
nights
Blois

Blois ©
Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Louis, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at Caves du Pere Auguste and then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Blois trip site.

Drive from Paris to Blois in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Blois are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Caves du Pere Auguste, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau de Chenonceau
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 2nd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, don't miss a visit to Rue Saint-Romain, thenadmire the striking features of Hotel de Bourgtheroulde, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Tour Jeanne d'Arc, steep yourself in history at Palais de Justice, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, thentake in the exciting artwork at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, and finally test your team's savvy at LU6D.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the Rouen visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Blois to Rouen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours

2
nights
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Falaises d'Etretat, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), and then see the interesting displays at Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up some new knowledge with Maison Du Patrimoine - Atelier Perret, thenexplore the wide array of goods at Centre Commercial Docks Vauban, thenlook for gifts at La mer a boire, and finally don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Etretat itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Etretat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Etretat sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Le Havre, Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre, Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite)
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) ©
Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite)
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Maison Du Patrimoine - Atelier Perret ©
Maison Du Patrimoine - Atelier Perret

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 6th (Sun), learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, thentake an in-depth tour of Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, see the interesting displays at Airborne Museum, and then delve into the distant past at La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery).

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux trip builder app.

You can drive from Etretat to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Bayeux are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery), Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, Airborne Museum
Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer ©
Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel online travel route planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In December in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saint-Cyprien.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Abbaye de Hambye
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Abbaye de Hambye ©
Abbaye de Hambye

3
nights
Saint-Cyprien

Saint-Cyprien ©
Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Lacypierre in Saint-Crepin-et-Carlucet (about 34 minutes away).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Cyprien trip planning tool.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Cyprien in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Saint-Cyprien, with lows of 2°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gordes.

Things to do in Saint-Cyprien

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Chateau de Lacypierre, Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, Chateau de Beynac
Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud

2
nights
Gordes

Gordes ©
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum, admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, thenexplore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and finally experience rural life at Moulin à Huile d' Olive du Calanquet. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque and then hike along Le Sentier des Ocres.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gordes trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Saint-Cyprien to Gordes takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. December in Gordes sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Saint-Remy-de-Provence
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Chateau des Baux de Provence ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon), Aix-en-Provence (Musee Granet, Paul Cezanne’s Studio, &more) and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, look for gifts at La Chocolaterie Marseillaise, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vincent de Paul Church, and catch a live performance at Friche la Belle de Mai.

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

You can drive from Gordes to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gordes in December: highs in Marseille hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Six-Fours-les-Plages.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Montagne Sainte Victoire, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

2
nights
Six-Fours-les-Plages

Six-Fours-les-Plages ©
On the 19th (Sat), kick your exploration up a notch at Coudou Parc, see the interesting displays at Musee National de la Marine, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame du Mai, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa O de Soleil. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Ile des Embiez, explore the engaging exhibits at Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne, and then get your game on at Happy Place.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Six-Fours-les-Plages travel planner.

Drive from Marseille to Six-Fours-les-Plages in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Six-Fours-les-Plages, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Castellane.

Things to do in Six-Fours-les-Plages

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Musee National de la Marine, Happy Place, Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne
Highlights from your plan
Musee National de la Marine ©
Musee National de la Marine
Spa O de Soleil ©
Spa O de Soleil
Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne ©
Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne

2
nights
Castellane

Castellane ©
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. On the 21st (Mon), make a trip to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Beauvoir, and then don't miss a visit to Centre Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, thendo a tasting at Chateau Font du Broc, and then do a tasting at Chateau Sainte-Roseline.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Castellane trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Six-Fours-les-Plages to Castellane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Castellane are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Castellane

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Les Arcs sur Argens, Moustiers Sainte-Marie, Les Gorges du Verdon
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Font du Broc ©
Chateau Font du Broc
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Notre Dame de Beauvoir ©
Notre Dame de Beauvoir

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (La Croisette, Musee de la Castre, &more), La Petite Cave de Saint Paul (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and AviaSim Nice (in Cagnes-sur-Mer). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Getting from Castellane to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Castellane in December, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cannes, St-Paul-de-Vence, Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), AviaSim Nice
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

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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 28th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, thensee the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): look for gifts at Fromagerie Verlaine - Benoit Charron and then see the interesting displays at Hameau Duboeuf.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip itinerary website.

Getting from Nice to Lyon by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in December, things will get slightly colder in Lyon: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hameau Duboeuf, Fromagerie Verlaine - Benoit Charron
Highlights from your plan
Hameau Duboeuf ©
Hameau Duboeuf
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

2
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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 30th (Wed): make a trip to Grande Mosquee de Strasbourg, make a trip to Barrage Vauban, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally get engrossed in the history at Alsatian Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at European Parliament Strasbourg, steep yourself in history at Fort de Mutzig, and then step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg visit planning tool.

You can fly from Lyon to Strasbourg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fort de Mutzig, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Fort de Mutzig ©
Fort de Mutzig

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