28 days in France Itinerary

28 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France holiday planner

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
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Cassis
— 4 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
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Castellane
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 5 nights
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Paris

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in July, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:

Bayeux

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Cabourg (Hippodrome Cabourg & Plage de Cabourg), Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise) and Ranville (Cimetières Militaires & Pegasus Memorial). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Bayeux to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 3 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Venture out of the city with trips to Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets), Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James) and Abbaye de Hambye (in Hambye). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel, steep yourself in history at Maison de l'Artichaut, don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and trek along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cassis.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Cassis

— 4 nights
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cassis: Six-Fours-les-Plages (Collegiale Saint Pierre & Plage de la Coudouliere), Bandol (Plage du Capelan, Sentier Littoral, &more) and La Londe Les Maures (Domaine du Jasson, Plage du Pellegrin, &more). There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, get in on the family fun at Accro Aventures, and take in the dramatic natural features at La Calanque de Figuerolles.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cassis trip planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Cassis by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July; daily highs in Cassis reach 35°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

Saint-Raphael

— 4 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: La Chocolaterie du Rocher (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens) and Colgan's Brewery (in Mouans-Sartoux). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, explore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and hike along Les Balcons du Cap Roux.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Saint-Raphael trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Cassis to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Castellane.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

Castellane

— 4 nights
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Castellane: Observatory (Observatoire Astronomique de Bauduen) (in Bauduen), Valensole (Lavande Angelvin & Plateau de Valensole) and La Palud sur Verdon (Verdon Escalade & Route des Cretes La Palud). There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, examine the collection at Musee de la Moto d'Entrevaux, and explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges du Verdon.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Castellane trip tool.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Castellane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Nice

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (Rue Meynadier & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice, and kick back and relax at Castel Plage.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nice journey site.

Traveling by car from Castellane to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Castellane in July: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 4:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.