30 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva, Bus to Chamonix
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Chamonix
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Paris
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Paris
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 6 nights
Fly

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Chamonix — 4 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.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, explore the activities along Lac Blanc, and take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chamonix trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Chamonix is an approximately 26.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to Chamonix, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.
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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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary website.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 3 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, get outside with Omaha Beach, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, and learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Bayeux sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 14th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel and then don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel online journey planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Highlights from your trip

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): savor the flavors at Chateau de Chambert, explore the different attractions at Ferme Terroir de Lol, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. When traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 3 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.
Take a break from Carcassonne with a short trip to L'Argonaute in Ramonville Saint-Agne, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, explore the activities along Lac de Cavayere, make a trip to La Porte D'aude, and Head underground at Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne online attractions planner.

Drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 4 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: La Londe Les Maures (Plage de L'Argentiere & Plage du Pellegrin) and Plage de Jean Blanc (in Le Lavandou). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, let little ones run wild at Jardin Bonaparte, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de L'Oratoire.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saint-Raphael journey website.

Getting from Carcassonne to Saint-Raphael by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Carcassonne in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Raphael: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nice.
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Nice — 6 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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris), Cannes (Cimetiere du Grand Jas, Le Suquet, &more) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, kick back and relax at Castel Plage, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nice journey planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, expect nights in Nice to be somewhat warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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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