29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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29 days in France Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+3
Fly + train + foot + train:  15​h 45​min
1
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Amboise
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Beaune
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Annecy
— 1 night
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
8
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  4​h 30​min
9
Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Arles
— 1 night
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + train + subway + train:  4​h 45​min
12
Reims
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
13
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Etelan, and then identify plant and animal life at Caresse de Tigre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, then get outside with L'Eure de l'Ulm, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rouen sightseeing planning tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Rouen is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Rouen is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect Rouen to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Chateau d'Etelan, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, Fondation Claude Monet, Caresse de Tigre
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some historical perspective at American Cemetery & Memorial and Omaha Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Notre Dame Cathedral and Airborne Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Cap Levi (in Fermanville), Le Havre de Portbail (in Port-Bail) and Dunes d'Hattainville (in Les Moitiers-d’Allonne). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, take in the history at Utah Beach D-Day Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Memorial of Caen.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bayeux vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Bayeux sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Omaha Beach, Memorial de Caen, Dunes d'Hattainville, Pointe du Hoc, Airborne Museum
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Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

2
nights
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Anglicane Saint Bartholomew, then ride a horse along Poney Club de Combourg, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Plage du Nick, identify plant and animal life at Pointe du Decolle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Longchamps Beach, then stroll through Plage de Bon-Secours, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Malo online holiday planner .

Getting from Bayeux to Saint-Malo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Lunaire, Pointe du Grouin, Mont Saint-Michel, Eglise Anglicane Saint Bartholomew, Poney Club de Combourg
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Pointe du Grouin ©
Pointe du Grouin
Plage du Nick ©
Plage du Nick

2
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 14th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier de L'ile Renote, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, then explore the striking landscape at Falaises de Tredrez, and finally identify plant and animal life at Station LPO de l'Ile Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ilot Sainte-Anne, take some stellar pictures from Pointe de Pen-al-Lann, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tregastel - la Greve Blanche.

To find out how to plan a trip to Perros-Guirec, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Perros-Guirec takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Perros-Guirec sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tregastel, Pointe de Pen-al-Lann, Falaises de Tredrez, Ilot Sainte-Anne, Station LPO de l'Ile Grande
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Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles
Sentier de L'ile Renote ©
Sentier de L'ile Renote
Station LPO de l'Ile Grande ©
Station LPO de l'Ile Grande

3
nights
Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Visiting Sentier Randocroquis du Pas-aux-Anes and Domaine du Croc du Merle will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Chateau de Chambord and Chateau d'Amboise. Change things up with these side-trips from Amboise: Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny), Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry) and Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci and examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amboise trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Amboise in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Perros-Guirec in April, you will find days in Amboise are somewhat warmer (62°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Villandry, Domaine du Croc du Merle, Chateau Royal de Blois, Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau de Chambord
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
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Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

2
nights
Beaune

Beaune ©
The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, get outside with Cirque du Bout du Monde, explore the historical opulence of Chateau De Germolles, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de la Rochepot, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Nicolas. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, then trek along Owl's Trail, and then tee off at Exclusiv Golf Chateau de Chailly.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Beaune trip builder website .

You can drive from Amboise to Beaune in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Beaune

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dijon, Chateau De Germolles, Chateau de La Rochepot, Exclusiv Golf Chateau de Chailly, Cirque du Bout du Monde
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon
Owl's Trail ©
Owl's Trail

1
night
Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Gorges du Fier, then make a trip to La Vieille Ville, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac d'Annecy.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Annecy trip planning website .

Drive from Beaune to Annecy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Annecy are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Les Gorges du Fier
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Lac d'Annecy ©
Lac d'Annecy
Les Gorges du Fier ©
Les Gorges du Fier
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville

2
nights
Calvi, Corsica

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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Punta Spano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, step into the grandiose world of Le Chateau du Prince Pierre Bonaparte, then take in the waterfront activity at Galeria Marina, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): stroll through Sentier du Douanier, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then head outdoors with Wild Machja.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Calvi trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Annecy to Calvi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Annecy in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Calvi, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, Galeria Marina, Sentier des Douaniers
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi
Galeria Marina ©
Galeria Marina

3
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cité de Carcassonne and Cathar Castles. Visit Carcassonne Medieval City and Basilica of Saint-Nazaire for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne Center side-trips: Le Sentier d'Azaret (in Orlu), Pisciculture des Chutes d'Aston (in Les Cabannes) and Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean). It doesn't end there: cruise along Gorges de la Pierre-Lys and identify plant and animal life at Source Salee de la Sals.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Calvi to Carcassonne Center in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Carcassonne Center can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Arles.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reserve Africaine de Sigean, Gorges de la Pierre-Lys, Source Salee de la Sals, Pisciculture des Chutes d'Aston, Le Sentier d'Azaret
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

1
night
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Carrieres de Lumieres, then look for all kinds of wild species at Camargue Nature Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Arles online attractions planner .

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Arles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Arles

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Carrieres des Lumieres, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue ©
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Iles Cerbicales, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Palombaggia. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Bonifacio, then contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, and then head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Arles to Bonifacio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. April in Bonifacio sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Reims.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Plage de Palombaggia
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Plage de Palombaggia ©
Plage de Palombaggia
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Iles Lavezzi ©
Iles Lavezzi

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Reims

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): head outdoors with Les Faux de Verzy, delve into the lush surroundings at Foret Domaniale de Verzy, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, and finally examine the collection at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): head outdoors with La Hotte du Diable, explore the different monuments and memorials at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, then learn about winemaking at Champagne Lallement Massonnot, and finally play a few rounds at Daily Golf Reims Bezannes.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Reims trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Bonifacio to Reims takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bonifacio in April: high temperatures in Reims hover around 62°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Reims

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Verzy, Champagne Lallement Massonnot, Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, La Hotte du Diable
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La Hotte du Diable ©
La Hotte du Diable
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Popular historic sites such as Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Île de la Cité are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and don't miss a visit to Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

You can take a train from Reims to Paris in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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