31 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Zurich, Train to Colmar
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Colmar
— 4 nights
Drive
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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
Drive to Bergerac-Roumanière Airport, Fly to San Francisco

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musée d'Unterlinden and Vieille Ville de Turckheim. Step out of the city life by going to Route des Cretes and Route des Vins. When in Colmar, make a side trip to see Le Hohneck in La Bresse, approximately La Bresse away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise des Dominicains, enjoy the sand and surf at Base Nautique Colmar-Hussein, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu, and do a tasting at Domaine Paul Blanck.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colmar trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Colmar is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Colmar. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Colmar are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Orleans.
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Orleans — 3 nights

Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Do some cultural sightseeing at Orléans Cathedral and Oratoire Carolingien de Germigny-des-Pres. Visiting Loire a Velo Cycle Path and Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères will get you outdoors. 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). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Musee Memorial des enfants du Vel d'Hiv, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Aignan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bords du Loiret, and get a dose of the wild on Rendez-vous en Terre Animale.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Orleans journey app.

Getting from Colmar to Orleans by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In July in Orleans, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can 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 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Plage de Montrichard, step into the grandiose world of chateau Montpoupon, then identify plant and animal life at Safari Train - Reserve de Beaumarchais, and finally learn about winemaking at Plou Et Fils. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then indulge your taste buds at Rendez-Vous dans les Vignes.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amboise trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orleans to Amboise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau du Petit Thouars and Langlois-Chateau. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and Chateau de Miniere. 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), Eglise Saint-Pierre de Saumur (in Saumur) and Domaine de Rocheville (in Parnay). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Cave Monplaisir, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Saint-Martin de Candes, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Ligre, and indulge your taste buds at Chateau de Targe.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chinon trip planner.

You can drive from Amboise to Chinon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Chinon sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier and Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres. Chateau de Serrant and Galerie David d'Angers are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Angers: Bauge (Manoir de Clairefontaine & Apothicairerie de Bauge), Les Sables-d'Olonne (Prieure Saint Nicolas, Le Musee du Blockhaus Hopital, &more) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Le Puy-Notre-Dame). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Laud, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place du Ralliement, and steep yourself in history at Collegiale Saint-Martin.

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Getting from Chinon to Angers by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Angers can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough 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 27th (Thu): trek along Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi, then kick back and relax at Plage de San Giovanni, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Saint-Antoine Bonifacio, and finally don't miss a visit to Phare de Pertusato. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Reserve Naturelle des Bouches de Bonifacio, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Plage du Grand Sperone, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Piantarella Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Angers to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. While traveling from Angers, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bonifacio, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Plage Ile Rousse, see some colorful creatures with Epir, then enjoy the sand and surf at Arinella and Algaio Beach, and finally stroll through Plage de Calvi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): gear up at Algajola Sport et Nature, then kick back and relax at Aregno Beach, then kick back and relax at Plage de Bodri, and finally explore the striking landscape at Punta Spano.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Calvi tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Bonifacio to Calvi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Calvi are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time 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 31st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Cap Ferrat Diving, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Èze, then admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and finally walk around Parc Naturel Departemental de la Grande Corniche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the local landmark of Fontaine du Soleil, then take in the pleasant sights at Quai des Etats Unis, and finally get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice driving holiday planning website.

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. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 2 nights

On the 2nd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, identify plant and animal life at Le Jardin de Planbuisson, take in the dramatic natural features at Les Grottes de Maxange, then contemplate the long history of Les Troglos de Belves, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then explore the fascinating underground world of La Grotte De Domme, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bambousaie de La Roque-Gageac.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle day trip app.

Fly from Nice to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Nice in August, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle is a bit cooler at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive 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 4th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Montal, then Head underground at Les Grottes de Presque, then look for all kinds of wild species 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, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac, then identify plant and animal life at Rocher des Aigles, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte des Carbonnieres.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Rocamadour trip planner.

Getting from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Rocamadour by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can 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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