36 days in France Itinerary

36 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Albi
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Gordes
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
La Croix-Valmer
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Cannes
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Bayeux
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Perros-Guirec
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Rouen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Chicago

1
day
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. On the 1st (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, thenadmire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Albi travel planning website.

Chicago, USA to Albi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Albi due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Albi

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Les Jardins de la Berbie ©
Les Jardins de la Berbie

4
nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc ©
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Museum-lovers will get to explore Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Cite du Chocolat Valrhona. Step off the beaten path and head to Caverne du Pont-d'Arc and Aven Grotte Forestiere. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau d'Hugues (in Uchaux), Chateau de Grignan (in Grignan) and Musee du Nougat Fabrique Arnaud Soubeyran (in Montelimar). There's still lots to do: stroll through Gorges de l'Ardeche, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and identify plant and animal life at Le Pont d'Arc.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Albi to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gordes.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Orgnac-l'Aven, Cite du Chocolat Valrhona, Chateau d'Hugues, Chateau de Grignan, Musee du Nougat Fabrique Arnaud Soubeyran
Highlights from your plan
Le Pont d'Arc ©
Le Pont d'Arc
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Caverne du Pont-d'Arc ©
Caverne du Pont-d'Arc

4
nights
Gordes

Gordes ©
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Escape the urban bustle at Le Sentier des Ocres and Mt Ventoux. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque and L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Colorado Provencal (in Rustrel), Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange) and Domaine des Sources (in Niozelles). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Cavaou, take in the exciting artwork at Anne Virlange Art Gallery, do a tasting at La Cave de Bonnieux, and shop like a local with Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Gordes tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Gordes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In June in Gordes, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Gordes

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Colorado Provencal, Domaine des Sources, Poterie Point Fusion, Roman Theatre of Orange
Highlights from your plan
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Mt Ventoux ©
Mt Ventoux
Colorado Provencal ©
Colorado Provencal

3
nights
La Croix-Valmer

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Gigaro and Plage du Debarquement. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Cavaliere and Port Grimaud Beach. Take a break from La Croix-Valmer with a short trip to Plage de Cabasson in Bormes-Les-Mimosas, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Plage de Vergeron, kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, and head outdoors with L'Observatoire Marin.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our La Croix-Valmer attractions planning website.

Drive from Gordes to La Croix-Valmer in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in La Croix-Valmer can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Cannes.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Plage de Cabasson, Port Grimaud Beach, Plage de Cavaliere, Plage des Marines
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Port Grimaud Beach ©
Port Grimaud Beach

4
nights
Cannes

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.
Head to La Croisette and Galerie du Faunefor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: Nice (Vieille Ville & Musee Matisse), Plage de Pampelonne (in Ramatuelle) and Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud). And it doesn't end there: stop by Le Suquet, get a taste of the local shopping with Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI, admire the masterpieces at Atelier Madoura, and wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cannes tour planner.

Traveling by car from La Croix-Valmer to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from La Croix-Valmer in June, expect nights in Cannes to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are little chillier, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Biot, Nice, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Plage de Pampelonne, Atelier Madoura
Highlights from your plan
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Bonifacio Citadel, head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Plage de San Giovanni, thenget interesting insight from Tours, thenHead underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps).

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bonifacio road trip planning tool.

Getting from Cannes to Bonifacio by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Plage de San Giovanni
Highlights from your plan
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio

5
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Omaha Beach and Juno Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Musee du debarquement. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Le Havre de Portbail (in Port-Bail) and La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Deauville Beach, get engrossed in the history at Juno Beach Centre, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, and try your luck at Casino Barriere de Deauville.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Bonifacio to Bayeux takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bonifacio in June; daily highs in Bayeux reach 69°F and lows reach 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Deauville City, Maison Lebrec, Plage de Benerville sur Mer, Juno Beach
Highlights from your plan
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach

3
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sentier des douaniers and Jardin Exotique et Botanique de Roscoff. Escape the urban bustle at Ile de Batz and Cote de Granit Rose. Venture out of the city with trips to Foret de Huelgoat (in Huelgoat) and Abbaye de Beauport (in Paimpol). It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h and identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Perros-Guirec trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Perros-Guirec sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Roscoff, Foret de Huelgoat, Abbaye de Beauport, Cote de Granit Rose
Highlights from your plan
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles
Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Ile de Batz ©
Ile de Batz

4
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen. For shopping fun, head to Rue du Gros-Horloge or Compagnie des Calvados La Cave Honfleuraise. Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Les Jardins d'Etretat), Palais Benedictine (in Fecamp) and Le Touquet Beach (in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Vieux Bassin, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to Rouen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rouen are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Honfleur, Etretat, Palais Benedictine, Le Touquet Beach
Highlights from your plan
Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach
Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Fontainebleau and Île de la Cité. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Le Marais. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Moet et Chandon (in Epernay) and Reims (Palais du Tau & Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee De Cluny, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and contemplate the long history of Place de la Bastille.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online tour planner.

Drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Reims, Moet et Chandon, Chateau de Fontainebleau
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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