18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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18 days in France Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h
1
Avignon
— 1 night
train + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Castellane
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Bayeux
— 2 nights
8
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Glasgow

1
night
Avignon

Avignon ©
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 14th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Avignon trip itinerary planning tool .

Glasgow, UK to Avignon is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glasgow to Avignon due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Glasgow in July: highs in Avignon hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Roman Theatre of Orange, Le Sentier des Ocres
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Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

3
nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc ©
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Grotte de la Salamandre and Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac. Take a break from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc with a short trip to La Grotte des Demoiselles in Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte Chauvet 2 - Ardeche, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in breathtaking views at Gorges de l'Ardeche.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vallon-Pont-d'Arc tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Avignon to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc by combination of train and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Castellane.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, La Grotte des Demoiselles, Grotte de la Salamandre
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Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre
La Grotte des Demoiselles ©
La Grotte des Demoiselles

1
night
Castellane

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): make a trip to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Castellane day trip site .

Traveling by car from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Castellane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Castellane can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Castellane

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Climbing Tours
Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc ©
Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc

2
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Explore hidden gems such as Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Porto-Vecchio's surroundings by going to Piscines Naturelles de Cavu (in Sainte Lucie De Porto Vecchio) and Bonifacio (Grottes de Bonifacio, Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), & more). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Tamaricciu Beach and contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Porto-Vecchio trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Castellane to Porto-Vecchio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Porto-Vecchio, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu ©
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, and then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, then make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, then Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Porto-Vecchio to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Porto-Vecchio in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, Chateau de Beynac, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Grottes de Lacave
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Grottes de Lacave ©
Grottes de Lacave
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

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 25th (Thu): make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, then visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, then make a trip to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, and finally explore the activities along Vieux Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle, then examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette, and then take some stellar pictures from Clocher Observatoire.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our La Rochelle journey maker .

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Rochelle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in La Rochelle, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Phare des Baleines, Association Hermione-La Fayette
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Towers of La Rochelle ©
Towers of La Rochelle
Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Association Hermione-La Fayette ©
Association Hermione-La Fayette

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 27th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, then take in the history at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and then examine the collection at Airborne Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bayeux trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Bayeux takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from La Rochelle in July since evenings lows in Bayeux dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Memorial de Caen, American Cemetery & Memorial, Airborne Museum, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Omaha Beach
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

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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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris journey planning app .

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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