38 days in France Itinerary

38 days in France Itinerary

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38 days in France Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Honfleur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h
5
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
6
Carcassonne Center
— 4 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly + tram:  3​h
9
Lyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Annecy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Colmar
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
12
Eguisheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
13
Kaysersberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
14
Riquewihr
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
15
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Dallas


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4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moulin Rouge as well as Palace of Versailles. Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. Visit Montmartre and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris sightseeing planner.

Dallas, USA to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Paris. Traveling from Dallas in June, expect nights in Paris to be colder, around 55°F, while days are little chillier, around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Falaise d'Etretat has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Fri), get great views at Falaise d'Etretat and then make a trip to Le Vieux Bassin.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Honfleur trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Honfleur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Honfleur to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Falaises d'Etretat
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin

1
night
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) as well as Normandy Sightseeing Tours. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): gain interesting insight with Normandy Sightseeing Tours, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, then learn about all things military at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee D-Day Omaha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux journey website .

Getting from Honfleur to Bayeux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Bayeux are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Omaha Beach, Musee D-Day Omaha, D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), Pointe du Hoc
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Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes, then look for gifts at A La Marquise de Presles, and then stop by Au Fin Gousier. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Fougeres, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

A La Marquise de Presles, Au Fin Gousier, Chateau de Fougeres, Abbaye aux Hommes, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Chateau de Fougeres ©
Chateau de Fougeres
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Abbaye aux Hommes
Abbaye aux Hommes

3
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), Chateau Cantenac, Wine Tours & Tastings, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Miroir d'Eau. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, and then make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale).

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux itinerary builder .

Do a combination of train and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bordeaux in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bordeaux: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Plage de l'Horizon, Chateau Cantenac, cave viniflore
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Wine Tours & Tastings
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)

4
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eglise Saint-Nazaire and Carcassonne Medieval City. Take a break from the city and head to La Franqui Beach and Grotte de Limousis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne Center: Arnaud de Villeneuve (in Salses-Le-Chateau), Domaine Boudau (in Rivesaltes) and Fort Liberia (in Villefranche-de-Conflent). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Cité de Carcassonne and take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne Center day trip planning tool .

Getting from Bordeaux to Carcassonne Center by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You will leave for Bonifacio on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Domaine Boudau, Grotte de Limousis, Arnaud de Villeneuve, Fort Liberia, La Franqui Beach
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

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.
You've now added Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps) to your itinerary. On the 20th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Phare de Pertusato, head outdoors with Plage du Grand Sperone, then kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, and finally don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps). On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, then head outdoors with Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio, and then steep yourself in history at Eglise Sainte Marie Majeure.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bonifacio travel planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Carcassonne Center to Bonifacio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In June, daytime highs in Bonifacio are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Calvi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel

4
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.
Visit Castel Plage and Paloma Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Saint-Paul de Vence. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Ville medieval (in Vence) and Tourrettes-sur-Loup (in Tourrettes-sur-Loup). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes, and steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nice planner .

Traveling by flight from Bonifacio to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Bonifacio in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Nice: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Villa Kerylos, Ville medieval, Saint-Paul de Vence
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vieux Lyon, The Presqu'ile and Traboules du Vieux Lyon. On the 25th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, wander the streets of The Presqu'ile, then don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Estades Lyon. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at La Maison du Cru Fleurie, kick back and relax at Plan D'Eau de Bordelan, and then get to know the resident critters at Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Lyon driving holiday planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Nice to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in June since evenings lows in Lyon dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

La Maison du Cru Fleurie, Plan D'Eau de Bordelan, Cite medievale de Perouges, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
Highlights from your plan
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval ©
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval

2
nights
Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 28th (Fri), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle du Bout du Lac, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at La Tournette. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Fier and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Annecy road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Lyon to Annecy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Annecy when traveling from Lyon in June, with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colmar.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Doussard, Les Gorges du Fier
Highlights from your plan
Les Gorges du Fier ©
Les Gorges du Fier
La Tournette ©
La Tournette
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Town. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): make a trip to Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Martin, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Couvert, then wander the streets of Little Venice, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Bartholdi. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu, look for gifts at Sigmann, make a trip to Domaine Viticole de la Ville de Colmar, steep yourself in history at Koifhus (Old Custom House), then contemplate the long history of Les Fortifications de Neuf-Brisach, and finally cruise along Route des Vins.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Colmar trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Annecy to Colmar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In June in Colmar, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Eguisheim.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Fortifications de Neuf-Brisach, Sigmann, Route des Vins
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden

2
nights
Eguisheim

Eguisheim ©
Eguisheim is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.Eguisheim produces Alsace wine of high quality. You've now added Chateau Saint Leon to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Chateau Saint Leon, do a tasting at Domaine Francois Braun et Fils, contemplate the long history of Hartmannswillerkopf, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville de Turckheim, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Gruss & Fils, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Christian et Veronique Hebinger. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Route des Cretes, look for gifts at La Saboterie de la Bresse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Montagnes des Lamas.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Eguisheim travel itinerary planner.

Eguisheim is very close to Colmar. July in Eguisheim sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kaysersberg.

Things to do in Eguisheim

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

La Bresse, Route des Cretes, Hartmannswillerkopf, Vieille Ville de Turckheim, Domaine Francois Braun et Fils
Highlights from your plan
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes
Hartmannswillerkopf ©
Hartmannswillerkopf
Chapelle Saint-Leon IX ©
Chapelle Saint-Leon IX

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nights
Kaysersberg

Kaysersberg ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fontaine Constantin as well as Domaine Paul Blanck. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): ponder the design of Fontaine Constantin, learn about winemaking at Domaine Paul Blanck, learn about winemaking at Domaine Weinbach, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Kaysersberg, then look for gifts at Confiserie des Hautes Vosges, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade Charlemagne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Le Lac Vert, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire du Wettstein, and then get outside with Le Hohneck.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kaysersberg travel itinerary planner.

Kaysersberg is just a stone's throw from Eguisheim. July in Kaysersberg sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Riquewihr.

Things to do in Kaysersberg

Outdoors Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Kientzheim, Orbey, Le Hohneck, Le Lac Vert, Cascade Charlemagne
Highlights from your plan
Le Hohneck ©
Le Hohneck
Chateau de Kaysersberg ©
Chateau de Kaysersberg
Domaine Paul Blanck ©
Domaine Paul Blanck

1
night
Riquewihr

Riquewihr ©
Riquewihr is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.A popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, Riquewihr is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hugel et Fils. On the 6th (Sat), do a tasting at Hugel et Fils and then step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, look for all kinds of wild species at La Volerie des aigles, meet the residents at La Montagne des Singes, then look for gifts at Cave de Ribeauville, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tour des Bouchers.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Riquewihr journey maker website .

Riquewihr is just a short distance from Kaysersberg. In July in Riquewihr, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Riquewihr

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Ribeauville, Kintzheim, Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Highlights from your plan
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Hugel et Fils ©
Hugel et Fils
Tour des Bouchers ©
Tour des Bouchers

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Paris

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, steep yourself in history at Place de la Bastille, then explore the activities along Seine River, then kick back and relax at Paris Plage, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Latin Quarter, shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then do a tasting at Maison Givas, and finally admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

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Traveling by train from Riquewihr to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Latin Quarter ©
Latin Quarter
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

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