31 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Zurich, Train to Colmar
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Colmar
— 4 nights
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Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amboise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chinon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Angers
— 5 nights
Fly
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Bonifacio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Calvi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 2 nights
Fly
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocamadour
— 2 nights
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Colmar — 4 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Get a sense of the local culture at Musée d'Unterlinden and Domaine Humbrecht 1619. Get outdoors at Route des Vins and Base Nautique Colmar-Hussein. Explore Colmar's surroundings by going to La Bresse (Le Hohneck & Route des Cretes). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville de Turckheim, see the interesting displays at Musee Espace des Metiers du Bois et du Patrimoine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise des Dominicains, and admire the landmark architecture of Maison Schongauer.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Colmar trip itinerary site.

San Francisco, USA to Colmar is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Colmar is 9 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in April, things will get little chillier in Colmar: highs are around 62°F and lows about 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Orleans.
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Orleans — 3 nights

Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Orléans Cathedral and Oratoire Carolingien de Germigny-des-Pres. Get in touch with nature at Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères and Bords du Loiret. Get out of town with these interesting Orleans side-trips: Abbatiale Notre-Dame (in Beaugency), Les Jardins de Roquelin (in Meung-sur-Loire) and Domaine du Croc du Merle (in Muides sur Loire). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee Memorial des enfants du Vel d'Hiv, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Aignan, don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Fleury, and stroll through Loire a Velo Cycle Path.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Orleans trip builder site.

Drive from Colmar to Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In April in Orleans, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Amboise.
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Amboise — 2 nights

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Parc Plage de Montrichard, step into the grandiose world of chateau Montpoupon, then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Train - Reserve de Beaumarchais, and finally do a tasting at Plou Et Fils. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then awaken your taste buds at Rendez-Vous dans les Vignes.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amboise road trip planner.

Drive from Orleans to Amboise in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in April, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Chinon.
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Chinon — 4 nights

On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau du Petit Thouars and Cave Monplaisir. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache and Domaine de Rocheville. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chinon: Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil (Cave Nathalie et David Drusse, La Chevallerie - Gaetan BRUNEAU wines, &more), Saumur (Langlois-Chateau & Eglise Saint-Pierre de Saumur) and Chateau de Miniere (in Ingrandes-de-Touraine). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, learn about winemaking at Chateau de Ligre, savor the flavors at Chateau de Targe, and delve into the distant past at Chapelle Sainte Radegonde.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chinon road trip planner.

Getting from Amboise to Chinon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Chinon can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Angers.
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Angers — 5 nights

City of Flowers

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Explore hidden gems such as Chateau d'Angers and Musee Lurcat. Escape the urban bustle at Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier and La Plage du Paracou. Venture out of the city with trips to Bauge (Manoir de Clairefontaine & Apothicairerie de Bauge), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Le Puy-Notre-Dame) and Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres (in Doue-la-Fontaine). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Serrant, make a trip to Musee des Beaux-Arts, contemplate the long history of La Tour Saint-Aubin, and explore the world behind art at Galerie David d'Angers.

To find out how to plan a trip to Angers, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Chinon to Angers in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Angers sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi, kick back and relax at Plage de San Giovanni, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Saint-Antoine Bonifacio, and finally make a trip to Phare de Pertusato. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Reserve Naturelle des Bouches de Bonifacio, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Plage du Grand Sperone, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Piantarella Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Angers to Bonifacio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. April in Bonifacio sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Calvi.
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Calvi — 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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Plage Ile Rousse, then discover the deep blue sea with Epir, then kick back and relax at Arinella and Algaio Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Calvi. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Algajola Sport et Nature, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aregno Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Bodri, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Punta Spano.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Calvi trip builder site.

Drive from Bonifacio to Calvi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Calvi, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Nice.
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Nice — 2 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.
On the 25th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with Cap Ferrat Diving, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Èze, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and finally stroll around Parc Naturel Departemental de la Grande Corniche. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain interesting insight with a heritage tour, then admire the local landmark of Fontaine du Soleil, then go for a walk through Quai des Etats Unis, and finally take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nice attractions planner.

Fly from Calvi to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin de Planbuisson, explore the striking landscape at Les Grottes de Maxange, then steep yourself in history at Les Troglos de Belves, and finally don't miss a visit to Chateau de Beynac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then Head underground at La Grotte De Domme, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bambousaie de La Roque-Gageac.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nice in April since evenings lows in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rocamadour.
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Rocamadour — 2 nights

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Montal, Head underground at Les Grottes de Presque, then identify plant and animal life at La Foret des Singes, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee La Maison des Abeilles. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Maison Renaissance, admire the landmark architecture of Abbatiale Saint-Pierre, explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte des Carbonnieres.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocamadour online visit planner.

You can drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Rocamadour in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel 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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