30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Biarritz
— 4 nights
2
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
3
Paris
— 4 nights
4
Rouen
— 3 nights
5
Cherbourg-Octeville
— 3 nights
6
Caen
— 3 nights
7
Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
8
Nice
— 4 nights

4
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Biarritz

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Villa Arnaga and Chocolaterie-Musee Puyodebat will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain and Chapelle aux Icones.. Venture out of the city with trips to Mauleon-Licharre (Eglise Notre Dame de la Haute Ville & Château de Mauléon), Eglise Saint-Pierre d'Usakoa (Saint-Jean-le-Vieux) (in Saint-Jean-le-Vieux) and Eglise de L'Hopital-Saint-Blaise (in Hopital-Saint-Blaise). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Banaka, get outside with Initiation a la Cesta Punta, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Sainte Madeleine, and don't miss a visit to Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption.

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Brindisi, Italy to Biarritz is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Brindisi in September, Biarritz is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Biarritz

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cambo les Bains, Mauleon-Licharre, Bidart, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Commanderie Ospitalea.
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Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain ©
Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain
Villa Arnaga ©
Villa Arnaga
Banaka ©
Banaka

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Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
You'll explore and learn at Moulin de la Rouzique and Musee Napoleon. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Castelnaud and The Maison Forte de Reignac. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Lanquais (in Lanquais), Belves (Habitations Troglodytiques & Le Chateau de Belves) and Saint-Avit-Senieur (Les Murmures de Saint Avit & L'Abbaye de Saint-Avit-Senieur). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, steep yourself in history at Forteresse de Miremont, and make a trip to Chateau de Commarque.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda day trip planning tool.

Getting from Biarritz to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Sarlat-la-Caneda when traveling from Biarritz in September, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Belves, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Saint-Avit-Senieur, Chateau de Lacypierre
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Popular historic sites such as Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

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Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in September: highs in Paris hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Fondation Claude Monet and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Au Fil de la Memoire (in Bolbec), MuseoSeine (in Caudebec-en-Caux) and Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Harcourt, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cote Sainte-Catherine, admire the striking features of Abbey of Bec-Hellouin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maclou's Church.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen online route maker.

Drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Cherbourg-Octeville.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Au Fil de la Memoire, Chateau d'Harcourt, MuseoSeine, Abbaye de Jumieges, Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

3
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Cherbourg-Octeville

Cherbourg-Octeville ©
Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and World War 2 Museum. Get some historical perspective at Hotel de Beaumont and Chateau de Crosville-sur-Douve. Get out of town with these interesting Cherbourg-Octeville side-trips: Musee de Quineville (in Quineville), Ferme-Musee du Cotentin (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Moulin de Marie Ravenel (in Rethoville). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ravalet, and examine the collection at Maison de Jacques Prevert.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cherbourg-Octeville trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Rouen to Cherbourg-Octeville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Cherbourg-Octeville sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Caen.

Things to do in Cherbourg-Octeville

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Quineville, Maison de Jacques Prevert, Chateau de Crosville-sur-Douve, Chateau des Ravalet, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
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Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) ©
World War 2 Museum ©
World War 2 Museum

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Caen

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Normandy Guided Tours will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Normandy American Cemetery and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Caen side-trips: Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach (in Colleville-sur-Mer) and Omaha Beach (in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, steep yourself in history at Hillman Site, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and learn about all things military at Musee de la Batterie de Merville.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Caen itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Cherbourg-Octeville to Caen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Ranville, Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, Hillman Site, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Musee Granet and Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne will appeal to museum buffs. Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Palais des Papes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence: Hotel d'Agar (in Cavaillon), Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely, steep yourself in history at Abbaye du Thoronet, and take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence trip planning site.

You can fly from Caen to Aix-en-Provence in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Caen in September, with highs in Aix-en-Provence at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marseille, Avignon, Hotel d'Agar, Distillerie A. Blachere, Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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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.
Visit Saint-Paul de Vence and Palais Lascaris for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Villa Domergue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) (in Antibes), La Croisette (in Cannes) and La Collegiale Saint Paul (in St-Paul-de-Vence). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie LYMPIA, get a taste of the local shopping with L'atelier Tsade, and contemplate the long history of Villa Santo Sospir.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Nice sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Cannes, St-Paul-de-Vence, Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille, Haut de Cagnes
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Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) ©
Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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