32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 5 nights
2
Montpellier
— 5 nights
3
Carcassonne Center
— 5 nights
4
Lourdes
— 4 nights
5
Amboise
— 5 nights
6
Paris
— 6 nights

5
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.
Palais Lascaris and Vieille Ville will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musée Marc Chagall and La Maison du Portal. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Frejus (Scuba & Snorkeling & Base Nature Francois Leotard), Pointe des Sardinaux (in Sainte-Maxime) and Église Saint Veran (in Utelle). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, pause for some serene contemplation at La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence, and contemplate the long history of Villa Santo Sospir.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nice online holiday planner.

Tampa, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Nice is 6 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tampa in January, with highs in Nice at 56°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Montpellier.

Things to do in Nice

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Frejus, La Maison du Portal, Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, Pointe des Sardinaux, La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:
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Base Nature Francois Leotard
Base Nature Francois Leotard
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau and Les Gorges de Regalon. Visit Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes and La Maison Carree for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Montpellier to Saint-Pierre-des-Tripiers to see La Maison des Vautours about 1h 50 min away. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre and walk around Maison de la Nature.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Montpellier trip builder app.

You can drive from Nice to Montpellier in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Montpellier can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

La Maison des Vautours, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Les Gorges de Regalon, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, La Maison Carree
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Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes ©
Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre

5
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Explore hidden gems such as Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne and Chateau Comtal. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Cité de Carcassonne. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne Center: Source Salee de la Sals (in Sougraigne), Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean) and Eglise Notre-Dame (in Vals).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Carcassonne Center day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Carcassonne Center takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Montpellier in January, you will find days in Carcassonne Center are a bit cooler (49°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Lourdes.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Albi, Chateau Canet, Source Salee de la Sals, Abbaye Saint Benoit d'en Calcat, La Pisciculture du Pont de Caylus
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Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

4
nights
Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Step off the beaten path and head to Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes and Musee de la Medaille Miraculeuse. Visit Boulevard des Pyrenees and Eglise de L'Hopital-Saint-Blaise for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Lourdes: Chateau de Poudenas (in Poudenas), La Villa de Seviac (in Montreal-du-Gers) and Les Aigles d'Aure - Volerie des Pyrenees (in Arreau). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint Girons de Monein.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lourdes itinerary builder.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Lourdes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Eglise Saint Girons de Monein, Chateau de Poudenas, Boulevard des Pyrenees, La Villa de Seviac, Les Aigles d'Aure - Volerie des Pyrenees
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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Boulevard des Pyrenees
Boulevard des Pyrenees
Chateau de Poudenas ©
Chateau de Poudenas

5
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau Royal de Blois and Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci. Cathedrale Saint-Gatien and Chateau Royal d'Amboise will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Amboise: Basilique Notre-Dame de Cléry-Saint-André (in Clery-Saint-Andre), Cheverny (Chateau de Troussay, Mairie, &more) and Chambord (Saint-Louis de Chambord & Chateau de Chambord). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de la Trinité, and admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amboise travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Lourdes to Amboise in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Amboise are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Cheverny, Blois, Chambord, Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, Basilique Notre-Dame de Cléry-Saint-André
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Musee Rodin and Île de la Cité. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and don't miss a visit to Luxembourg Palace.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planner.

Traveling by train from Amboise to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Paris, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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

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