29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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29 days in France Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Etretat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h
6
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Nice
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Zurich

4
nights
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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris route builder site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then get your game on at Laser Game Evolution, then don't miss a visit to Vieux, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, then head outdoors with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Rouen trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Rouen are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm
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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

2
nights
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Jardins D'Etretat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), and then admire the striking features of Palais Benedictine. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Du Tilleul, and then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Etretat holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rouen to Etretat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Fecamp, Plage Du Tilleul
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) ©

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: port du Hable (in Omonville-la-Rogue), Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) (in Ranville) and Grottes de Jobourg (in Jobourg). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, admire the natural beauty at La Colline aux Oiseaux, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Dames.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux route planner.

Drive from Etretat to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Bayeux are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Caen, Colleville-sur-Mer, Hermanville War Cemetery, Grottes de Jobourg, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mont-Saint-Michel: Jardin des plantes (in Coutances), Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches (in Villedieu-les-Poeles) and Pointe D'Agon (in Agon-Coutainville). The adventure continues: make a trip to Mont Saint-Michel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo de Champrepus, and get a new perspective on nature at Ecomusee de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel journey planning app .

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. June in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pointe D'Agon, Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, Jardin des plantes, Ecomusee de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

2
nights
Marseille

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sentier sous marin (in Hyeres), Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence) and Le Moulin de l'Esquirol (in Le Pradet). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel Church, get interesting insight from Tours, and take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Marseille takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June; daily highs in Marseille reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cassis, La Ciotat, Sentier sous marin, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Le Moulin de l'Esquirol
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

4
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Les Murs Vegetaux (in Gassin), Grimaud (Plage de Guerrevieille & Plage du Gros Pin) and Saint-Tropez (Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez & Plage des Canebiers).

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, La Croix-Valmer, Grimaud, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier

6
nights
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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Galerie Lifetime Gallery, Marineland, Lérins Islands, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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