14 days in France & Girona Itinerary

14 days in France & Girona Itinerary

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Fly to Lyon, Tram to Lyon
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Avignon, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Girona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ceret, France
— 2 nights
Drive to Perpignan-Rivesaltes (Llabanère) Airport, Fly to Manchester

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Lyon, France

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: La Cite du Chocolat Valrhona (in Tain-l'Hermitage), Chapelle Saint-Vincent. (in Irouleguy) and Chapelle de Saint Vincent (in Saint-Laurent-d'Agny). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, stroll through Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors, walk around Le Jardin d'Eden, and steep yourself in history at Village de Charnay.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon travel itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Lyon is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and tram. You can also fly; or take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Manchester to Lyon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Lyon is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Vers-Pont-du-Gard.

Things to do in Lyon

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tarascon, snap pictures at Pont du Gard, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vers-Pont-du-Gard travel tool.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Vers-Pont-du-Gard takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vers-Pont-du-Gard are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Vers-Pont-du-Gard

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:

Avignon, France

— 2 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 26th (Wed), trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, admire the striking features of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, and then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mines de Bruoux, contemplate the long history of Site Archeologique de Glanum, then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip planning website.

You can drive from Vers-Pont-du-Gard to Avignon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Girona.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Girona, Spain

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Sieges

Catalonia’s second-largest city, Girona embodies old-world charm, with its narrow cobblestone streets and traditional Catalan culture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dali Theatre-Museum (in Figueres), Roses (Ciutadella de Roses & Plage Canyelles Petites) and Espai d'art Pilar Pineda (in El Port de la Selva). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Cap de Creus National Park, make a trip to Pujada de Sant Domenec, visit a coastal fixture at Far de Cala Nans (Cala Nans Lighthouse), and putt your heart out at Minigolf Carmanso.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Girona trip site.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Girona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ceret.

Things to do in Girona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:

Ceret, France

— 2 nights
Céret is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Musee d'art moderne de Ceret has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Mon), head outdoors with Les Aventuriers De St Jean Parc Aventure, make a trip to Fort de Bellegarde, and then shop like a local with Can Cago Galerie De La Main De Fer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): look for gifts at Musee d'art moderne de Ceret, snap pictures at Pont du Diable, then make a trip to Ermitage de St Ferreol, then stroll around Plans d'Eau, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre.

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You can drive from Girona to Ceret in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ceret

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

France travel guide

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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.