28 days in France Itinerary

28 days in France Itinerary

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Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Corte, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Zonza, Corsica
— 3 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
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Nimes
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
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Lourdes
— 2 nights
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 2 nights
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Amboise
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
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Calvi, Corsica

— 2 nights
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. On the 2nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Arinella and Algaio Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Sant'Antonino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Spano, then steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): head outdoors with Cirque de Bonifatu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Blaise, and then head outdoors with Wild Machja.

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Sydney, Australia to Calvi is an approximately 32.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Calvi is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Calvi at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Corte.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Corte, Corsica

— 2 nights
Corte tourism is based on the region's mountainous terrain, ensuring plenty of photo opps and outdoor activities.
Get outdoors at Gorges de la Restonica and Altipiani. Get some historical perspective at Gorges du Tavignano and Église de l'Annonciation. Step out of Corte to go to Vivario and see Cascades des Anglais, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Foret de Vizzavona, stroll through Reserve Naturelle des Bouches de Bonifacio, and don't miss a visit to L'Arche de Corte.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Corte visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Calvi to Corte takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Corte sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Zonza.

Things to do in Corte

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Zonza, Corsica

— 3 nights
Zonza is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica.GeographyZonza is located in the mountain chain of Barocagio-Marghese which extends to the south of the Incudine massif. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cascades de Purcaraccia and Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles). Visiting Anse De Favone and Alta Rocc'Anes will get you outdoors. There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Road of the Artisans.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zonza trip planner.

You can drive from Corte to Zonza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Zonza, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Zonza

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Bonifacio, Corsica

— 3 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Plage de San Giovanni and Plage de Palombaggia. Get some historical perspective at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio and Bonifacio Citadel. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Santa Giulia and stroll through Iles Lavezzi.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Bonifacio online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Zonza to Bonifacio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Nimes.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Nimes

— 2 nights

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the views from Pont du Gard, then explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, and then see where the action happens at Arenes de Nimes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then steep yourself in history at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and then make a trip to Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nimes sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Nimes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bonifacio in September: highs in Nimes hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites

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Carcassonne Center

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at La Bastide Saint Louis, contemplate the long history of Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, take in panoramic vistas at Tour Magdala, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mirepoix Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirepoix. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Saint-Ferreol, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Saissac, then see the interesting displays at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne Center day trip planning site.

You can drive from Nimes to Carcassonne Center in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Lourdes

— 2 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, and then steep yourself in history at Le Cachot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Station de Ski Luz Ardiden.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lourdes day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Lourdes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lourdes when traveling from Carcassonne Center in September, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Lourdes

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

— 2 nights

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Les Troglos de Belves, contemplate the long history of Château de Biron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de Cadouin, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotte du Grand Roc. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Chateau of Castelnau-Bretenoux, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique St-Sauveur, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Cougnac.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil holiday planner.

Drive from Lourdes to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

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Amboise

— 3 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Get in touch with nature at Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais and Les Balcons de l'Indrois. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau du Rivau and chateau Montpoupon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amboise: Chateau de Montresor (in Montresor), Le Vazereau (in La Roche-Clermault) and Azay-le-Rideau (La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres & Maurice Dufresne Museum).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amboise journey maker tool.

Getting from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Amboise by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in September, you will find days in Amboise are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Amboise

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

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Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Maisy Battery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, then delve into the distant past at La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery), and finally learn about all things military at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum). Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, and finally learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Amboise to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

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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.