33 days in France Itinerary

33 days in France Itinerary

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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Auderville
— 1 night
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
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Etretat
— 1 night
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Rouen
— 1 night
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Versailles
— 2 nights
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Chambord
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 2 nights
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Reims
— 2 nights
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Verdun
— 2 nights
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Champagney
— 1 night
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Bordeaux
— 1 night
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Lourdes
— 2 nights
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Biarritz
— 2 nights
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Avignon
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 3 nights

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 11th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Plage du Nick, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Anglicane Saint Bartholomew, then stroll through Pointe D'Agon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Coutances.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Mont-Saint-Michel due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Auderville.

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Auderville

Auderville ©
Auderville is a former commune on the north coast of the Manche department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Phare de Goury, stroll through Baie d'Ecalgrain, explore the striking landscape at Grottes de Jobourg, then get outside with Nez de Jobourg, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Urville Nacqueville Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Auderville trip builder tool.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Auderville by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Auderville: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

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Lighthouse
Phare de Goury
4.8
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Outdoor Activity
Nez de Jobourg
4.9

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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer ©
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer trip builder website.

You can drive from Auderville to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Auderville to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer. Traveling from Auderville in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Etretat.

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Must see
Omaha Beach
4.7
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Must see
Pointe du Hoc
4.7

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Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval, don't miss a visit to Falaises d'Etretat, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palais Benedictine.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Etretat trip website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Etretat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Etretat can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Geologic Formation
Porte d’Aval
4.9

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Rouen

Rouen ©

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, then get to know the fascinating history of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rouen tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Etretat to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Etretat in September since evenings lows in Rouen dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Versailles

Versailles ©

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 18th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Palace of Versailles. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Trianons & The Hamlet, then steep yourself in history at Temple de l'Amour, then admire the striking features of Le Grand Trianon, and finally walk around Parc de Versailles.

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Traveling by car from Rouen to Versailles takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Versailles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chambord.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Parks
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World heritage site
Palace of Versailles
4.0
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Architectural Building
The Trianons & The Hamlet
4.5
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Historic Site
Temple de l'Amour
4.5

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Chambord

Chambord ©
On the 20th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny and then make a trip to Chateau de Chambord. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Domaine du Croc du Merle, explore the historical opulence of Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Fougeres-sur-Bievre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Talcy.

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You can drive from Versailles to Chambord in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Chambord are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

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Paris

Paris ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

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Traveling by car from Chambord to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
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Architectural Building
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
3.6

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Reims

Reims ©

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, then learn about winemaking at Champagne Cuillier, then stroll the grounds of Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, and finally get outside with La Hotte du Diable. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Saint-Remi, then take a peaceful walk through Foret Domaniale de Verzy, then learn about winemaking at Moet et Chandon, and finally play a few rounds at Ugolf Reims-Bezannes.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Reims online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Reims takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Reims when traveling from Paris in September, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Verdun.

Things to do in Reims

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Winery / Vineyard
Moet et Chandon
4.2

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Verdun

Verdun ©
The River Meuse runs through Verdun forming several canals throughout the valley, surrounded by hills with historical fortresses, battlefields, and underground barracks, as well as a healthy beer brewing culture.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Tranchée de l'Ouvrage de la Falouse à Verdun., pause for some photo ops at Mort-Homme, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Douaumont Ossuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Douaumont. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fort de Vaux, make a trip to Basilique Notre-Dame d'Avioth, and then steep yourself in history at Ouvrage de La Ferte.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Verdun road trip planning site.

You can drive from Reims to Verdun in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Champagney.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites · Museums

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Champagney

Champagney
For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Champagney day trip site.

Drive from Verdun to Champagney in 3.5 hours. In September in Champagney, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for Bordeaux on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Champagney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
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Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©

The Port of the Moon

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.
On the 29th (Sun), do a tasting at Chateau Beauregard, don't miss a visit to Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, and finally make a trip to The Water Mirror. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux vacation website.

Explore your travel options from Champagney to Bordeaux with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Champagney in September since evenings lows in Bordeaux dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lourdes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

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Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On the 1st (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Chateau Fort of Lourdes and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Musee de la Medaille Miraculeuse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Piétat, and finally get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees.

Plan trip to Lourdes with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Lourdes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Lourdes, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Rocher de la Vierge, then kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Milady. On the next day, kick back and relax at Grande Plage and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Hendaye.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Biarritz day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lourdes to Biarritz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lourdes in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Biarritz, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Must see
Plage d'Hendaye
4.5
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Beach
Grande Plage
4.6

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Avignon

Avignon ©

City of Popes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and then admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, don't miss a visit to Pont du Gard, and then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon vacation planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Biarritz to Avignon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Avignon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

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Marseille

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 7th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bestouan Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles, get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

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Must see
Calanques
4.7
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Religious Site
Abbaye Saint Victor
4.5

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Nice

Nice ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze and then stroll through Lérins Islands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then kick back and relax at Coco Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nice travel site.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Nice, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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