32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France holiday planner

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Paris
— 5 nights
Drive
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Drive
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cassis
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chamonix
— 5 nights
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Paris

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Bring the kids along to Louvre Museum and Palace of Versailles. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & La Galerie des Batailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Gothenburg, Sweden to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gothenburg in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Colleville-sur-Mer

— 1 night
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. On the 4th (Wed), appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, take in the history at Omaha Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

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You can drive from Paris to Colleville-sur-Mer in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Colleville-sur-Mer, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 2 nights
On the 5th (Thu), get outside with a canoë raid, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Beynac.

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Traveling by car from Colleville-sur-Mer to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or fly. Traveling from Colleville-sur-Mer in August, you will find days in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Carcassonne

— 4 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cité de Carcassonne and Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Terre Liquide (in Mons), Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux) and Col de Pailheres (in Ascou). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent, get to know the resident critters at Le Parc Australien, and steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles.

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Getting from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

Cassis

— 4 nights
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Attractions like Trolib and Var Lamas make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Plage de L'Argentiere (in La Londe Les Maures), Bandol (Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales, Foret de Roustagnon, &more) and Six-Fours-les-Plages (Sea Adventure & Plage de la Coudouliere). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, get outside with Sentier sous marin, and hike along Sentier Jean Francois Jube.

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Getting from Carcassonne to Cassis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:

Saint-Raphael

— 5 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Family-friendly places like TakSea and Massif de l'Esterel will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer), Etangs de Villepey (in Saint-Aygulf) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, cool off at Aqualand Frejus, head outdoors with Jets'Cool, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Robinson.

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Traveling by car from Cassis to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:

Nice

— 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Bring the kids along to Marineland and Castel Plage. Venture out of the city with trips to Antibes (Paddling in Antibes & Musee Picasso) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the landmark architecture of Tour et Couvent Saint Francois, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

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You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Saint-Raphael, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 24:

Chamonix

— 5 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Family-friendly places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Glacier des Bossons will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chamonix: Lake Annecy (in Annecy) and Roc de Chere (in Talloires). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Aiguille du Midi, get to know the resident critters at Parc de Merlet, fly down the slopes at Brevent Cable Car, and look for all kinds of wild species at Aiguilles Rouges.

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Drive from Nice to Chamonix in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 29:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.