27 days in France Itinerary

27 days in France Itinerary

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27 days in France Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hyeres
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Les Epesses
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Nantes
— 2 nights
Train:  4​h 45​min
8
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Bus:  30​min
10
Colleville-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Rouen
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
12
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Ljubljana

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Promenade des Anglais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip website .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Nice is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Ljubljana in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
On the 6th (Tue), get outside with Jets'Cool, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Chateau, and then stroll through Calanque de Maubois. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, put a fun spin on your tour with Esterel Aventures, and then don't miss a visit to Cap du Dramont.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael day trip site .

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, you will find days in Saint-Raphael are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are slightly colder (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Jets'Cool, Plage du Chateau
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Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau
Scuba & Snorkeling
Calanque de Maubois ©
Calanque de Maubois

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nights
Hyeres

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Plage de Jean Blanc. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at La plage, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage noire du Langoustier, make a splash at Aquavillage Parc, and get your game on at La grande roue du Lavandou.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hyeres day trip planning app .

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint-Raphael in August: highs in Hyeres hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Plage de l'Estagnol, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

1
night
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, then don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and finally don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Lascaux II, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium du Perigord Noir, then laugh and play at Le Bournat, and finally Head underground at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner .

You can fly from Hyeres to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Hyeres in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Sarlat-la-Caneda. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Le Bugue, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Lascaux II
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Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

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nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
On the 13th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium La Rochelle, then make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, then get outside with La Rochelle Croisiere Haka, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Chatelaillon, enjoy the sea views from Phare des Baleines, then make a trip to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, and finally take some stellar pictures from Clocher Observatoire.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the La Rochelle road trip planner .

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Rochelle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August: highs in La Rochelle hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Les Epesses.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Plage de Chatelaillon, Phare des Baleines
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Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Vieux Port
Vieux Port
La Rochelle Croisiere Haka ©
La Rochelle Croisiere Haka

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Les Epesses

Les Epesses ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Le Puy du Fou. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Les Animaux de la Place, then see the interesting displays at Musee du Chocolat, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tiffauges.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Les Epesses day trip website .

Drive from La Rochelle to Les Epesses in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

La Roche-sur-Yon, Chateau de Tiffauges
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Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Room Escape Games
Chateau de Tiffauges ©
Chateau de Tiffauges

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Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take a stroll through Passage Pommeraye, and finally examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile. Here are some ideas for day two: put a fun spin on your tour with Qui Veut Pister, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Planete Sauvage, and finally make a trip to Le lieu unique.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nantes road trip planner .

You can drive from Les Epesses to Nantes in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Planete Sauvage
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Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Room Escape Games

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night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then get to know the resident critters at Zoo de Champrepus, then make a trip to La Grande Rue, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, then make a trip to Pointe du Grouin du Sud, and then make a splash at Alligator Bay.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip builder app .

Getting from Nantes to Mont-Saint-Michel by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Nantes in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mont-Saint-Michel: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Zoo de Champrepus, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Pointe du Grouin du Sud, Alligator Bay
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Zoo de Champrepus ©
Zoo de Champrepus
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Alligator Bay ©
Alligator Bay

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de Jurques, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, then get your game on at Hapik, and then get in on the family fun at Festyland Parc.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux road trip planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux by train takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Zoo de Jurques, Memorial de Caen, Hapik, Festyland Parc
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Hapik ©
Hapik
Festyland Parc ©
Festyland Parc

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Colleville-sur-Mer

Colleville-sur-Mer ©
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, and finally learn about all things military at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Caramels d'Isigny, brush up on your military savvy at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), explore the galleries of Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, then take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Normandy Tank Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Colleville-sur-Mer online route planner .

Colleville-sur-Mer is very close to Bayeux. August in Colleville-sur-Mer sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Normandy Victory Museum, Pointe du Hoc, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Omaha Beach
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Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Caramels d'Isigny ©
Caramels d'Isigny
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery

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Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then stroll through Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Parc du Bocasse.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen journey builder .

Traveling by car from Colleville-sur-Mer to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica, Parc du Bocasse
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Parc du Bocasse ©
Parc du Bocasse
Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica ©
Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris attractions planner.

Take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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