30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France sightseeing planner
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Avignon
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
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La Rochelle
— 3 nights
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 5 nights
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Nice — 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze and Plage Le Sporting. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Plage de Jean Blanc (in Le Lavandou), Domaine Sainte Marie (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Plage de Sylvabelle (in La Croix-Valmer). There's more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville and enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Nice is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In November, Nice is colder than Dubai - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Calvi.
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Calvi, Corsica — 2 nights

Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. On the 9th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, enjoy the sand and surf at Aregno Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, then explore the striking landscape at Punta Spano, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs, look for gifts at Dans les Yeux de Lucie, then kick back and relax at Plage de Bodri, and finally explore and take pictures at Arinella and Algaio Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Calvi day trip planning app.

Getting from Nice to Calvi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daytime highs in Calvi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Avignon.
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Avignon — 3 nights

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Roman Theatre of Orange. Venture out of the city with trips to Arenes de Nimes (in Nimes), Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles) and Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and make a trip to Palais des Papes.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon road trip planning app.

Fly from Calvi to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Calvi in November, expect Avignon to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Carcassonne Center.
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Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:

Carcassonne Center — 3 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne and Domaine de Baronarques. Explore Carcassonne Center's surroundings by going to Parc de loisirs du Saint Bertrand (in Quillan), Chateau Saint-Esteve (in Thezan-des-Corbieres) and La Franqui Beach (in La Franqui).

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne Center road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne Center takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vieux Sarlat and Gouffre de Padirac. Venture out of the city with trips to Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet (in Cales), Souillac Golf Course (in Lachapelle-Auzac) and Cite Religieuse (in Rocamadour). And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sarlat Market, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and steep yourself in history at Roc de Cazelle.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.
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La Rochelle — 3 nights

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vieux Port and Plage des Belugas. Venture out of the city with trips to Zoo de La Palmyre (in La Palmyre-Les Mathes) and Plage de la Terriere (in La Tranche sur Mer). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, see Yakapartir, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the La Rochelle driving holiday planner.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Rochelle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in La Rochelle when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in November, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris — 4 nights

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from La Rochelle to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from La Rochelle in November, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 12°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Omaha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and then get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Bayeux are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio, Corsica — 5 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps) and Grottes de Bonifacio. Change things up with these side-trips from Bonifacio: Plage de Tizzano (de l'Avena) (in Tizzano), Plage de Tramulimacchia (in Lecci) and Plage de San Giovanni (in Pianottoli-Caldarello). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel, make a trip to Ancien Ermitage de la Trinite, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Santa Giulia, and head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bonifacio trip builder.

You can fly from Bayeux to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bayeux in November, expect nights in Bonifacio to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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