20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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20 days in France Itinerary

Start: Monza
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Colmar
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Giverny
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Les Andelys
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
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Fecamp
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Honfleur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Saint-Malo
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
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Dinan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Ploumanac'h
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Plougonvelin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
13
Plogoff
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Quiberon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
15
Bangor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
16
Carnac
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
17
Guerande
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
18
Langeais
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
19
Annecy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: Monza


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Colmar

Colmar ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take a stroll through Little Venice.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colmar tour itinerary builder website .

Monza, Italy to Colmar is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Monza in August, expect Colmar to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 16°C. You will leave for Giverny on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice

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Giverny

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
On the 12th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Giverny road trip tool .

You can take a train from Colmar to Giverny in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Giverny can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Les Andelys.

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Museums Parks
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

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Les Andelys

Les Andelys ©
Les Andelys is a commune in the Eure department in Normandy in northern France.GeographyIt lies on the Seine, about 35 km northeast of Évreux.The commune is divided into two parts, Grand-Andely and Petit-Andely.Sights Château Gaillard, a medieval castle, is located in Les Andelys. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Les Andelys, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Sauveur, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Les Andelys route site .

Les Andelys is very close to Giverny. In August, daytime highs in Les Andelys are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Les Andelys

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica, Les Andelys
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Les Andelys ©
Les Andelys
Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica ©
Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica

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Etretat

Etretat
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Etretat trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Les Andelys to Etretat in 2 hours. In August in Etretat, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will leave for Fecamp on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Etretat

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Fecamp

Fecamp ©
Fécamp is situated in the valley of the river Valmont in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get outside with Cap Fagnet, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut, then admire the landmark architecture of Palais Benedictine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Etienne.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fecamp trip itinerary app .

Fecamp is very close to Etretat. In August, daytime highs in Fecamp are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Honfleur.

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Historic Sites Outdoors
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Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut ©
Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut
Cap Fagnet ©
Cap Fagnet
Palais Benedictine ©
Palais Benedictine

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Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): snap pictures at Pont de Normandie, make a trip to Greniers a sel de Honfleur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Grace, then identify plant and animal life at Naturospace, and finally steep yourself in history at Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie).

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Honfleur route maker .

Traveling by car from Fecamp to Honfleur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Saint Catherine's Catholic Church ©
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church
Notre Dame de Grace ©
Notre Dame de Grace

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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 16th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then take in the history at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, then make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bayeux tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums
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 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 17th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre, admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, and then identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel travel planner .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then steep yourself in history at Fort National, then don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint-Malo Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo day trip website .

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Malo in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Dinan.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Pointe du Grouin
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Pointe du Grouin ©
Pointe du Grouin
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo ©
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo
Fort National ©
Fort National

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Dinan

Dinan ©
Dinan is a walled Breton town and a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in northwestern France.GeographyIts geographical setting is exceptional. On the 19th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint Maudez Eglise, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Malo de Dinan, enjoy breathtaking views from Les Remparts de Dinan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique St-Sauveur, then don't miss a visit to Centre Historique, and finally make a trip to La Tour de l'Horloge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dinan journey tool .

Dinan is very close to Saint-Malo. In August, daytime highs in Dinan are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Ploumanac'h.

Things to do in Dinan

Historic Sites
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Basilique St-Sauveur ©
Basilique St-Sauveur
Eglise Saint-Malo de Dinan ©
Eglise Saint-Malo de Dinan
La Tour de l'Horloge ©
La Tour de l'Horloge

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Ploumanac'h

Ploumanac'h ©
On the 20th (Tue), stroll through Tregastel - la Greve Blanche and then enjoy the sea views from Ploumanac'h LIghthouse.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ploumanac'h road trip website .

Traveling by car from Dinan to Ploumanac'h takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Plougonvelin.

Things to do in Ploumanac'h

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Plage de la Greve Blanche
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Ploumanac'h LIghthouse ©
Ploumanac'h LIghthouse

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Plougonvelin

Plougonvelin ©
Plougonvelin is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.PopulationInhabitants of Plougonvelin are called in French Plougonvelinois.Breton languageThe municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on June 16, 2005.In 2008, 8.44% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.SightsThe commune contains the Abbaye de Saint-Mathieu. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get outside with Pointe de Kermorvan, learn about all things military at Musee Memoires 39-45, then enjoy the sea views from Phare De Saint Mathieu, and finally enjoy the sea views from Pointe Saint-Mathieu.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Plougonvelin day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ploumanac'h to Plougonvelin takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Plogoff.

Things to do in Plougonvelin

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pointe de Kermorvan
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Pointe de Kermorvan ©
Pointe de Kermorvan
Pointe Saint-Mathieu ©
Pointe Saint-Mathieu
Phare Saint-Mathieu ©
Phare Saint-Mathieu

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Plogoff

Plogoff ©
Plogoff is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.It contains three small ports suitable for small vessels: Pors-Loubous, Feunten-Aod and Bestrée. You've now added Pointe du Raz to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Thu), get great views at La Pointe du Van, get outside with Baie des Trepasses, then make a trip to Pointe du Raz, and finally look for gifts at Biscuiterie de la Pointe du Raz.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Plogoff travel tool .

Getting from Plougonvelin to Plogoff by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Quiberon.

Things to do in Plogoff

Outdoors Shopping
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Baie des Trepasses ©
Baie des Trepasses
La Pointe du Van ©
La Pointe du Van
Biscuiterie de la Pointe du Raz ©
Biscuiterie de la Pointe du Raz

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Quiberon

Quiberon ©
Quiberon is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in western France.It is situated on the southern part of the Quiberon peninsula, the northern part being the commune of Saint-Pierre-Quiberon. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Plage de Port Bara, kick back and relax at Plage de Kerbourgnec, then head outdoors with Cote Sauvage, and finally go for a walk through Pointe du Conguel.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Quiberon road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Plogoff to Quiberon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Quiberon can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bangor.

Things to do in Quiberon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Saint-Pierre-Quiberon
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Cote Sauvage ©
Cote Sauvage
Plage de Port Bara ©
Plage de Port Bara
Pointe du Conguel ©
Pointe du Conguel

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Bangor

Bangor ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musee Citadelle Vauban, get engrossed in the history at Musée Sarah Bernhardt, then explore the striking landscape at La Pointe des Poulains, then don't miss a visit to Phare de Goulphar, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Les Aiguilles de Port Coton.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bangor travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Quiberon to Bangor in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bangor can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Carnac.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Le Palais, Musée Sarah Bernhardt, La Pointe des Poulains
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Les Aiguilles de Port Coton ©
Les Aiguilles de Port Coton
La Pointe des Poulains ©
La Pointe des Poulains
Phare de Goulphar ©
Phare de Goulphar

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Carnac

Carnac ©
Carnac is a commune beside the Gulf of Morbihan on the south coast of Brittany in the Morbihan department in north-western France.Its inhabitants are called Carnacois in French. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Port De St Goustan.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Carnac tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Bangor to Carnac takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Guerande.

Things to do in Carnac

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vannes, Chateau de Suscinio, Port De St Goustan
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Carnac stones ©
Carnac stones
Chateau de Suscinio ©
Chateau de Suscinio
Port De St Goustan ©
Port De St Goustan

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Guerande

Guerande ©
Guérande is a medieval town located in the département of Loire-Atlantique in western France. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Village de Kerhinet, then explore the activities along Terre De Sel, and then take a stroll through Cite Medievale de Guerande.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Guerande driving holiday planner .

Getting from Carnac to Guerande by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August in Guerande, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Langeais.

Things to do in Guerande

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Village de Kerhinet
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Terre De Sel ©
Terre De Sel
Cite Medievale de Guerande ©
Cite Medievale de Guerande

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Langeais

Langeais ©
Langeais is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Chateau de Langeais, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and then admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Langeais vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Guerande to Langeais takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Langeais, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Annecy.

Things to do in Langeais

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau de Villandry
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Chateau de Langeais ©
Chateau de Langeais
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau

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Annecy

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 29th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Fier, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then make a trip to La Vieille Ville, then step off the mainland to explore Ile des Cygnes, and finally don't miss a visit to Pont des Amours. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye d'Hautecombe, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Conjux, and then make a trip to Claude Louis Berthollet.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Annecy trip planner.

You can drive from Langeais to Annecy in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Annecy can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Annecy

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Les Gorges du Fier, Abbaye d'Hautecombe, Plage de Conjux
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Les Gorges du Fier ©
Les Gorges du Fier
Abbaye d'Hautecombe ©
Abbaye d'Hautecombe

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