30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

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Brest
— 2 nights
2
Nantes
— 2 nights
3
Bordeaux
— 2 nights
4
Amboise
— 2 nights
5
Cherbourg-Octeville
— 1 night
6
Lille
— 2 nights
7
Strasbourg
— 5 nights
8
Lyon
— 4 nights
9
Clermont-Ferrand
— 2 nights
10
Paris
— 4 nights

2
nights
Brest

Brest ©
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parc de la Penfeld and L' Aven Parc. Explore Brest's surroundings by going to Ile vierge (in Morgat) and Site of Meneham (in Kerlouan). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Oceanopolis.

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Izmir, Turkey to Brest is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Izmir to Brest due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Brest can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nantes.

Things to do in Brest

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

L' Aven Parc, Site of Meneham, Ile vierge
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Ile vierge ©
Ile vierge
Site of Meneham ©
Site of Meneham
Oceanopolis ©
Oceanopolis

2
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll around Parc de Proce and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tiffauges. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Tour Bretagne, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, and finally see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nantes journey planning app.

You can drive from Brest to Nantes in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brest in June: highs in Nantes hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Tiffauges
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Chateau de Tiffauges ©
Chateau de Tiffauges
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland, don't miss a visit to Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux, and then get in on the family fun at Parc de la Coccinelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux tour planner.

Traveling by car from Nantes to Bordeaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Amboise.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Theme Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parc de la Coccinelle
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Parc de la Coccinelle ©
Parc de la Coccinelle
Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux ©
Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse

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Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Château de l'Islette and then step into the grandiose world of La Forteresse de Montbazon. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci and then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chambord.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amboise trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Amboise in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cherbourg-Octeville.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Château de l'Islette, Chateau de Chambord, La Forteresse de Montbazon
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La Forteresse de Montbazon ©
La Forteresse de Montbazon
Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette

1
night
Cherbourg-Octeville

Cherbourg-Octeville ©
Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
On the 7th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then examine the collection at Caramels d'Isigny, then visit a coastal fixture at Le Phare de Gatteville, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ravalet. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parc Emmanuel Liais and then get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cherbourg-Octeville trip maker site.

You can drive from Amboise to Cherbourg-Octeville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Amboise in July, expect nights in Cherbourg-Octeville to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are little chillier, around 67°F. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lille.

Things to do in Cherbourg-Octeville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Caramels d'Isigny, Airborne Museum, Le Phare de Gatteville, Chateau des Ravalet
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Le Phare de Gatteville ©
Le Phare de Gatteville
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, then don't miss a visit to Grande Place, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette, and finally don't miss a visit to Heroes Square. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Musee Portuaire, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Dunkirk, then stroll through Plage de Malo-les-Bains, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lille road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cherbourg-Octeville to Lille takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Cherbourg-Octeville in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Lille, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunkirk, Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette, Heroes Square
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Musee Portuaire ©
Musee Portuaire
Room Escape Games
Grande Place ©
Grande Place

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parc de l'Orangerie and Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame. Get out of town with these interesting Strasbourg side-trips: Observatoire de Merelle (in Gerardmer), Musee Memorial Le Linge (in Orbey) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Berchigranges, get outside with Route des Cretes, don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Thomas.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Lille to Strasbourg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Lille in July, expect nights in Strasbourg to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Observatoire de Merelle, Citadel of Bitche, Musee Memorial Le Linge, Route des Cretes, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Parc de l'Orangerie ©
Parc de l'Orangerie
Jardin de Berchigranges ©
Jardin de Berchigranges

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le Mur Des Canuts and Cite medievale de Perouges. Venture out of the city with trips to Lac du Bourget (in Aix-les-Bains), Monastere Royal de Brou (in Bourg-en-Bresse) and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais, contemplate the long history of Abbey of Cluny, and look for all kinds of wild species at Safari de Peaugres.

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Getting from Strasbourg to Lyon by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Lyon are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lac du Bourget, Safari de Peaugres, Monastere Royal de Brou, Abbey of Cluny, La Roche de Solutre
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Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval ©
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
Le Mur Des Canuts ©
Le Mur Des Canuts
Monastere Royal de Brou
Monastere Royal de Brou

2
nights
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand ©
Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port and then get impressive views of Puy-de-Dome Volcano. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Saint-Nectaire, then take in the dramatic scenery at La Grande Cascade, and then admire the sheer force of Cascade du Rossignolet.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Clermont-Ferrand holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in July, things will get slightly colder in Clermont-Ferrand: highs are around 79°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Mont-Dore, Eglise de Saint-Nectaire
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Puy-de-Dome Volcano ©
Puy-de-Dome Volcano
Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port ©
Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port
Eglise de Saint-Nectaire ©
Eglise de Saint-Nectaire

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

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

Traveling by flight from Clermont-Ferrand to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Chartres Cathedral, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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