17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Calvi, Corsica
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Cannes
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Albi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
End: Brussels

1
night
Calvi, Corsica

Calvi ©
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 31st (Fri): explore the ancient world of Village abandonné d'Occi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, make a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, then make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Calvi online itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Calvi is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Brussels in July, things will get a bit warmer in Calvi: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Calvi

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Corsica
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Les Calanche Cliffs ©
Les Calanche Cliffs
Village abandonné d'Occi ©
Village abandonné d'Occi
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola

2
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Port Vauban, get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, then head off the coast to Ile Sainte-Marguerite, and finally wander the streets of Le Suquet. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cannes trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Calvi to Cannes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. August in Cannes sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Saint-Paul de Vence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Ile Sainte-Marguerite ©
Ile Sainte-Marguerite
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stop by Volubilis, Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Croix, and finally contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel. On the next day, see Off-Road Tours, then kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, then head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi, and finally get outside with Calalonga Plage.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cannes to Bonifacio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cannes in August: highs in Bonifacio hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Albi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps) ©
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and finally snap pictures at Pont Vieux.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Albi trip builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Bonifacio to Albi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Bonifacio in August, plan for slightly colder days in Albi, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy

3
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Les Jardins d'Eau and Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier) and Rocamadour (Remparts du Chateau, La Foret des Singes, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, and make a trip to Vieux Sarlat.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Albi to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocamadour, The Maison Forte de Reignac, Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Chateau de Castelnaud
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Les Jardins d'Eau ©
Les Jardins d'Eau
La Foret des Singes ©
La Foret des Singes

2
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 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, then make a trip to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, then visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, and finally take some stellar pictures from Clocher Observatoire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Musee Maritime de La Rochelle, don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read La Rochelle trip builder site.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Rochelle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August, expect nights in La Rochelle to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Phare des Baleines
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Musee Maritime de La Rochelle ©
Musee Maritime de La Rochelle
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re ©
Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re

2
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 12th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, then trek along Sentier des douaniers, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and finally don't miss a visit to Parc des Sculptures Christian Gad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Ile de Batz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-du-Baly, then contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Beauport, and finally appreciate the history behind Chaire Exterieure.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Perros-Guirec trip planner.

Getting from La Rochelle to Perros-Guirec by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from La Rochelle in August, you will find days in Perros-Guirec are little chillier (23°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Chaire Exterieure, Abbaye de Beauport, Eglise Saint-Jean-du-Baly, Ile de Batz
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Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles
Ile de Batz ©
Ile de Batz

3
nights
Bayeux

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 Pointe du Hoc. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville), Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, make a trip to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, and kick back and relax at Omaha Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bayeux travel planning website.

Getting from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Pointe du Hoc, Pegasus Memorial, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Memorial de Caen
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Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

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