23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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23 days in France Itinerary

Start: Galway
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
3
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Calvi, Corsica
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
7
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  7​h
End: Garmisch-Partenkirchen

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vieux Port and Le Bunker de La Rochelle. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Musee Maritime de La Rochelle, make a trip to Porte de la Grosse-Horloge, take in the waterfront activity at Port de Plaisance des Minimes, and examine the collection at Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the La Rochelle travel itinerary planner .

Galway, Ireland to La Rochelle is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Galway to La Rochelle is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Galway in August: high temperatures in La Rochelle hover around 75°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Museums Nature
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Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Musee Maritime de La Rochelle ©
Musee Maritime de La Rochelle
Le Bunker de La Rochelle ©
Le Bunker de La Rochelle

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vieux Sarlat and Grottes de Lacave. Explore Sarlat-la-Caneda's surroundings by going to Rocamadour (Cite Religieuse & La Foret des Singes). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Exotique, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, and don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda road trip planning app .

Drive from La Rochelle to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from La Rochelle in August, you will find days in Sarlat-la-Caneda are a bit warmer (82°F), and nights are a bit cooler (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rocamadour, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Jardin Exotique, Chateau de Beynac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat
Grottes de Lacave ©
Grottes de Lacave

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Massif de l'Esterel and Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, meet the residents at Marineland, make a trip to Place Massena, and take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nice online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Marineland, Massif de l'Esterel
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze

3
nights
Calvi, Corsica

Calvi ©
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature Reserve of Scandola and Citadelle de Calvi. Step out of Calvi to go to Ile Rousse and see Phare de la Pietra, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, get interesting insight from Tours, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Calvi day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Calvi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Corsica, Phare de la Pietra
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Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, and then contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, then look for all kinds of wild species at Iles Lavezzi, and finally stroll through Plage du Petit Sperone.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bonifacio journey planning app .

You can drive from Calvi to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Calvi in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Bonifacio, with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Iles Lavezzi ©
Iles Lavezzi
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Airborne Museum. Go for a jaunt from Bayeux to Sainte-Marie-du-Mont to see Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Bonifacio to Bayeux takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bonifacio in August, with highs in Bayeux at 73°F and lows at 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Pointe du Hoc, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Memorial de Caen
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jardin des Tuileries and Chateau de Fontainebleau. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre (in Auxerre). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Hotel de Ville, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

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Take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Paris sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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