36 days in France & Germany Itinerary

36 days in France & Germany Itinerary

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La Rochelle, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Amboise, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rocamadour, France
— 2 nights
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Calvi, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bonifacio, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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La Croix-Valmer, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France
— 4 nights
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Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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La Rochelle, France — 2 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Plage de Chatelaillon. Step off the beaten path and head to Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte and Phare des Baleines. Step out of La Rochelle to go to Saint Martin de Re and see Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Musee Le Bunker de La Rochelle, make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, and explore the activities along Vieux Port.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read La Rochelle trip planner.

Seville, Spain to La Rochelle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, La Rochelle is slightly colder than Seville - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Amboise.
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Amboise, France — 2 nights

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 20th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire and then contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal de Blois.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amboise online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from La Rochelle to Amboise takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In August in Amboise, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux, France — 5 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Vieux Bassin. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Omaha Beach and Deauville Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont), Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, browse the exhibits of Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Amboise to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bayeux are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Paris.
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Paris, France — 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee Rodin and Le Marais. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny, approximately Giverny away. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris travel route 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. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Rocamadour.
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Rocamadour, France — 2 nights

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): Head underground at Grotte du Pech-Merle, then identify plant and animal life at Rocher des Aigles, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Foret des Singes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse, then Head underground at Gouffre de Padirac, and then Head underground at Grottes de Lacave.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rocamadour trip builder.

You can fly from Paris to Rocamadour in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in Rocamadour, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Calvi.
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Calvi, France — 2 nights

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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see Off-Road Tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Calvi trip planning website.

You can fly from Rocamadour to Calvi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Rocamadour in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Calvi, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 4th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel, explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, and then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Plage du Grand Sperone, step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, and then kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bonifacio sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Calvi to Bonifacio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 4 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.
You'll explore and learn at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Castel Plage. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes), Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes) and La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nice online trip builder.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Bonifacio in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to La Croix-Valmer.
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La Croix-Valmer, France — 3 nights

La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Explore hidden gems such as Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage du Debarquement. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de Vergeron. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Croix-Valmer: Le Lavandou (Plage de Saint-Clair, Plage de l'Anglade, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our La Croix-Valmer visit planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to La Croix-Valmer takes 2 hours. Traveling from Nice in September, you will find days in La Croix-Valmer are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are little chillier (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France — 4 nights

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Escape the urban bustle at Caverne du Pont-d'Arc and Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac. Explore hidden gems such as Gorges de l'Ardeche and Base Canyon de la Besorgues. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: Grotte de la Salamandre (in Mejannes-le-Clap), GEO Ardeche Canyon (in Aubenas) and Grotte de la Cocalière (in Courry). It doesn't end there: get outside with Escale Aventure and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Plan trip to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from La Croix-Valmer to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc by car takes about 3.5 hours. September in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chamonix.
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Chamonix, France — 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, and then try out the rides at Domaine des Planards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Les Gorges de la Diosaz, stroll through Brevent Cable Car, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Chamonix holiday maker app.

Drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Chamonix in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Neues Museum and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Berlin day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Berlin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

4.3
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.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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