31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

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31 days in France Itinerary

Start: Toulouse
train:  1​h
1
Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Chamonix
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Reims
— 2 nights
+4
train + bus + train + bus + ferry:  7​h
4
Ile d'Yeu
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + train:  8​h
5
Amboise
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Bayeux
— 4 nights
8
Saint-Malo
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
10
Nice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Toulouse

3
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Carcassonne Cathedral, Reserve Africaine de Sigean, L'Oulibo, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Carcassonne Medieval City.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne tour planner.

Toulouse to Carcassonne is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. October in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Chamonix.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

La Franqui Beach, Grotte de Limousis, Reserve Africaine de Sigean, L'Oulibo
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Grotte de Limousis ©
Grotte de Limousis
Reserve Africaine de Sigean ©
Reserve Africaine de Sigean

3
nights
Chamonix

Chamonix ©
"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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aiguille du Midi as well as Chamonix Parapente. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Nicolas de Veroce, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame de la Gorge, and then glide through the air with Chamonix Parapente.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chamonix travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Chamonix in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Reims.

Things to do in Chamonix

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Église Saint-Nicolas de Véroce, Eglise Notre Dame de la Gorge, Eglise Notre-Dame de Toute Grace
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Eglise Notre Dame de la Gorge ©
Eglise Notre Dame de la Gorge
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix Parapente ©
Chamonix Parapente

2
nights
Reims

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 8th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then get outside with Les Faux de Verzy. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Vauclair and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Reims itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chamonix to Reims in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. October in Reims sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ile d'Yeu.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Les Faux de Verzy, Abbaye de Vauclair, Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Abbaye de Vauclair ©
Abbaye de Vauclair

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nights
Ile d'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get outside with Pointe du But, contemplate the long history of Vieux-Château, then make a trip to La Pierre Tremblante, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at L'eglise Notre Dame du Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Plage des Vieilles, make a trip to Port des Vieilles, and then get outside with Plage de l'Anse des Soux.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ile d'Yeu trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reims to Ile d'Yeu. In October, daytime highs in Ile d'Yeu are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Amboise.

Things to do in Ile d'Yeu

Outdoors Historic Sites
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Pointe du But ©
Pointe du But
Vieux-Château ©
Vieux-Château
L'eglise Notre Dame du Port ©
L'eglise Notre Dame du Port

4
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Chenonceau and Chateau de Langeais. Popular historic sites such as Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire and La Forteresse du Faucon Noir are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Amboise: Château de Villandry (in Villandry) and ZooParc de Beauval (in Saint-Aignan). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Troglo Degusto.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Amboise trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ile d'Yeu to Amboise. In October, daytime highs in Amboise are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chateau de Langeais, Chateau de Chenonceau, ZooParc de Beauval, La Forteresse de Montbazon, Chateau de Villandry
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
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Chateau de Langeais ©
Chateau de Langeais
Troglo Degusto ©
Troglo Degusto
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire ©
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): shop like a local with Rue du Gros-Horloge, appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally head outdoors with Avenue Verte. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and then identify plant and animal life at Caresse de Tigre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen vacation planner.

Drive from Amboise to Rouen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Avenue Verte, Caresse de Tigre
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge
Gros-Horloge ©
Gros-Horloge

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Omaha Beach and Remains Mulberry Harbour. Get some cultural insight at American Cemetery & Memorial and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant (in Falaise), D-Day Experience (in Saint-Come-du-Mont) and La Roche d'Oetre (in Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at German Cemetery La Cambe, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ravalet, brush up on your military savvy at Longues Battery, and visit a coastal fixture at Le Phare de Gatteville.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux itinerary planner.

Drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Omaha Beach, Le Phare de Gatteville
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Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Le Phare de Gatteville ©
Le Phare de Gatteville

4
nights
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mont Saint-Michel and Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre. Get outdoors at Domaine de la Bourbansais and GR 34. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Malo: Brittany American Cemetery (in Saint James) and Eglise Saint-Malo de Dinan (in Dinan). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chemin de Ronde and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Ecluse.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Saint-Malo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Eglise Saint-Malo de Dinan, Plage de l'Ecluse, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Domaine de la Bourbansais
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
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Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre ©
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

3
nights
Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
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.
Bonifacio Citadel and Bastion de L'Etendard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and KOCOTTE. Change things up with a short trip to Plage de Saint-Cyprien in Lecci (about 52 minutes away). It doesn't end there: head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi and kick back and relax at La Tonnara Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio trip builder.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Saint-Malo to Bonifacio in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saint-Malo in October: highs in Bonifacio hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Porto-Vecchio
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
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La Tonnara Beach ©
La Tonnara Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel

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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.
Get outdoors at Marineland and Base Nature Francois Leotard. Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Vieille Ville are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Une Maison à Saint-Paul de Vence and steep yourself in history at Villa Grecque Kerylos.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bonifacio to Nice in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Bonifacio, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saint-Paul de Vence, Base Nature Francois Leotard, Marineland, Villa Kerylos, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos

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