16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Saint-Malo
— 1 night
3
La Rochelle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Saint-Estephe
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 15​min
6
Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Le Marais, explore the activities along River Seine, then head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and finally shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip generator.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

1
night
Saint-Malo

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 23rd (Sun): stop by La Maison Saint Malo, then trek along GR 34, then savor the flavors at Marche aux Huitres, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Samson. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chemin de Ronde, then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Pointe du Grouin, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Malo de Dinan, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de l'Ecluse.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo vacation trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Saint-Malo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Saint-Malo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cancale, Plage de l'Ecluse, Cathedrale Saint-Samson, Eglise Saint-Malo de Dinan
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Pointe du Grouin ©
Pointe du Grouin
Chemin de Ronde ©
Chemin de Ronde
Eglise Saint-Malo de Dinan ©
Eglise Saint-Malo de Dinan

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, then contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Chatelaillon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle and then take an in-depth tour of Chateau de La Roche-Courbon.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the La Rochelle holiday planner.

Drive from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in La Rochelle are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint-Estephe.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Chateau de La Roche-Courbon, Phare des Baleines, Plage de Chatelaillon, Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle
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Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
Chateau de La Roche-Courbon ©
Chateau de La Roche-Courbon

2
nights
Saint-Estephe

Saint-Estephe ©
On the 27th (Thu), stroll through Montalivet Beach, look for gifts at Les Noisettines du Médoc, and then do a tasting at Chateau Castera. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Pistes Cyclables en Gironde, identify plant and animal life at Le Parc de l'Estuaire, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Estephe vacation planner.

You can drive from La Rochelle to Saint-Estephe in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Saint-Estephe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pistes Cyclables en Gironde, Montalivet Beach, Pole-Nature du Parc de l'Estuaire, Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont, Chateau Castera
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Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont ©
Chateau Castera ©
Chateau Castera

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Plage de San Giovanni and Tamaricciu Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bonifacio Citadel and Eglise Sancte Erasme. Step out of Bonifacio with an excursion to Plage de Palombaggia in Porto-Vecchio--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Santa Giulia Beach, stroll through La Tonnara Beach, stop by KOCOTTE, and steep yourself in history at Bastion de L'Etendard.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Bonifacio travel itinerary creator.

Explore your travel options from Saint-Estephe to Bonifacio with the Route module. When traveling from Saint-Estephe in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Bonifacio, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto-Vecchio, Plage de San Giovanni
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Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Plage de Palombaggia ©
Plage de Palombaggia
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu

3
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Château Comtal, then explore the historical opulence of Cité de Carcassonne, then get to know the fascinating history of Carcassonne Medieval City, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint-Nazaire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): stop by L'Atelier des Vignerons, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint Hilaire, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip generator.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Bonifacio to Carcassonne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bonifacio in August: highs in Carcassonne hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, l'Atelier des Vignerons
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Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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