14 days in France & Croatia Itinerary

14 days in France & Croatia Itinerary

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14 days in France & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
2
Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h
3
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
4
Saint-Malo, France
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  9​h
5
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Mumbai, India


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2
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 2nd (Fri), delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Glanum, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and then browse the exhibits of Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence itinerary planning website .

Mumbai, India to Aix-en-Provence is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Aix-en-Provence. Traveling from Mumbai in August, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Aix-en-Provence. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chateau des Baux de Provence, Site Archeologique de Glanum, Cathédrale La Major, Calanques
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Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum
Chateau des Baux de Provence ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre

1
night
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 4th (Sun), steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal.

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

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites

Side Trip

La cité médiévale
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La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

3
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bayeux War Cemetery and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema and Omaha Beach. Step out of Bayeux with an excursion to Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mere-Eglise--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, don't miss a visit to Saint Catherine's Church, and get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux holiday planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Carcassonne to Bayeux in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Carcassonne in August: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, Memorial de Caen, Omaha Beach, Airborne Museum
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Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Musee du debarquement ©
Musee du debarquement
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema ©
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema

1
night
Saint-Malo, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Centre Historique, get to know the fascinating history of Promenade du Clair de Lune, then kick back and relax at Plage du Sillon, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Malo journey tool .

You can drive from Bayeux to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Promenade du Clair de Lune, Centre Historique, Pointe du Grouin
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Plage du Sillon ©
Plage du Sillon
Pointe du Grouin ©
Pointe du Grouin

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 9th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower and then contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir. On your second day here, walk around Marjan Park, then steep yourself in history at Old Split, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Riva Harbor.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Saint-Malo to Split takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, Split is a bit warmer than Saint-Malo - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trogir
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Riva Harbor ©
Riva Harbor
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

4
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola and Cavtat Cemetery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lapad and Cavtat Old Town. Dedicate the 12th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, make a trip to Pile Gate, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, and steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik planner .

You can take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat
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War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery

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