25 days in France Itinerary

25 days in France Itinerary

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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
Drive
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Albi
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Rochelle
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bonifacio Citadel and Piscines Naturelles de Cavu. Escape the urban bustle at Grottes de Bonifacio and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto-Vecchio: Bonifacio (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps)). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at plage de Tamaricciu, look for gifts at L' Alivi, and stroll through Plage Porto Novo.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto-Vecchio trip itinerary site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Porto-Vecchio is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in June; daily highs in Porto-Vecchio reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Calvi.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

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Calvi, Corsica

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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get outside with Dans les Yeux de Lucie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Bodri, then look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Spano, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Arinella and Algaio Beach, kick back and relax at Aregno Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Calvi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto-Vecchio to Calvi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Calvi can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

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Nice

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the galleries of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, stroll through Coco Beach, and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of La Croisette, get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau.

Before you visit Nice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Calvi to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

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Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cabasson and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bormes-Les-Mimosas road trip website.

Traveling by car from Nice to Bormes-Les-Mimosas takes 2 hours. Traveling from Nice in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Bormes-Les-Mimosas. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

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Carcassonne Center

Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cité de Carcassonne and La cité médiévale. Step out of the city life by going to La Franqui Beach and Source Salee de la Sals. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne Center: Château de Salses (in Salses-Le-Chateau), Chateau de Puilaurens (in Lapradelle-Puilaurens) and La Plagette (in Port Leucate).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Carcassonne Center in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Carcassonne Center are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

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Albi

Albi is a commune in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Forteresse de Najac and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Tour chateau Castelnau de Levis, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee du Saut du Tarn.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Albi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Albi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Albi can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

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La Rochelle

White City

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Association Hermione-La Fayette, then visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, and then explore the activities along Vieux Port. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Martin d'Esnandes, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Embarcadere de l'Abbaye, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Pointe Espagnole.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the La Rochelle tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Albi to La Rochelle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Albi in July: highs in La Rochelle hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Appreciate the collections at Memorial de Caen and Musee du debarquement. Get some historical perspective at Normandy American Cemetery and Bayeux War Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bayeux journey builder.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Bayeux takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Traveling from La Rochelle in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bayeux, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

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Paris

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Chateau de Fontainebleau. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:

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.