18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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18 days in France Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
La Rochelle
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Saint-Estephe
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cap-d'Agde
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Pertuis
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
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.
Monnaie de Paris has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Latin Quarter and Golf Disneyland. Visit Pantheon and Pont-Neuf for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Île de la Cité, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis, and don't miss a visit to Père Lachaise Cemetery.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Golf Disneyland
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Golf Disneyland ©
Golf Disneyland
Latin Quarter ©
Latin Quarter

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Ecluse, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Samson, and then hike along GR 34.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo vacation trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Saint-Malo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Saint-Malo to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Plage de l'Ecluse, Cathedrale Saint-Samson
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Plage de l'Ecluse ©
Plage de l'Ecluse

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Espérance, then steep yourself in history at Fort Boyard, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Chatelaillon.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the La Rochelle trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in La Rochelle sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Saint-Estephe.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Plage de Chatelaillon, Fort Boyard
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Fort Boyard
Fort Boyard
Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Esperance ©
Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Esperance

1
night
Saint-Estephe

Saint-Estephe ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Chateau Castera, enjoy the sand and surf at Montalivet Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Estephe travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from La Rochelle to Saint-Estephe with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Saint-Estephe

Wineries Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Montalivet Beach, Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont, Chateau Pontet-Canet, Chateau Castera, Chateau Balac
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Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont ©
Chateau Castera ©
Chateau Castera
Chateau Pontet-Canet ©
Chateau Pontet-Canet

1
night
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saint-Estephe to Carcassonne. July in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cap-d'Agde.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Abbey of Saint-Hilaire
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Abbey of Saint-Hilaire ©
Abbey of Saint-Hilaire
Eglise St. Vincent ©
Eglise St. Vincent

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nights
Cap-d'Agde

Cap-d'Agde ©
Explore hidden gems such as La Maison Noilly Prat and Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons. Your inner history buff will appreciate Museum-Park Dinosaur and the man s evolution and Cathedrale de Maguelone. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cap-d'Agde: Lac de Salagou (in Clermont l'Herault), Abbaye de Valmagne (in Villeveyrac) and Archbishop's Palace (Palais des Archeveques) (in Narbonne).

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cap-d'Agde trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Cap-d'Agde takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cap-d'Agde can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will leave for Pertuis on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Cap-d'Agde

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons, Lac de Salagou, Museum-Park Dinosaur and the man s evolution, Maison Noilly Prat, Palais des Archeveques
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Maison Noilly Prat ©
Maison Noilly Prat
Abbaye de Valmagne ©
Abbaye de Valmagne
Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons ©
Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons

3
nights
Pertuis

Pertuis ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Forcalquier. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Lourmarin, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tarascon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Michel de Frigolet.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pertuis trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Cap-d'Agde to Pertuis with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Pertuis are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Pertuis

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tarascon, Citadelle de Forcalquier, Les Cascades de Sillans, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Chateau de Lourmarin
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Citadelle de Forcalquier ©
Citadelle de Forcalquier
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Chateau de Tarascon ©
Chateau de Tarascon

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nights
Nice

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tourrettes-sur-Loup and Ville medieval. Step out of the city life by going to Paloma Beach and Saint Cezaire Caves. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Old Chateau Cemetery (in Menton), Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Promenade Le Corbusier (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin). And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at Plage de la Darse, explore the world behind art at Massena Museum, steep yourself in history at Musee Renoir, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Nice itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Pertuis to Nice with the Route module. While traveling from Pertuis, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Eze, Grotte de Saint-Cezaire, Musee Renoir, Paloma Beach, Cemetery of the Old Chateau
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Cemetery of the Old Chateau ©
Cemetery of the Old Chateau
Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup
Ville medieval ©
Ville medieval

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