22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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22 days in France Itinerary

Start: Lahore
Fly + Drive:  22​h 15​min
1
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 30​min
2
Avignon
— 2 nights
3
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Bayeux
— 4 nights
7
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Lahore

2
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Bring the kids along to Tamaricciu Beach and Piscines Naturelles de Cavu. Visiting Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles) will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto-Vecchio: Bonifacio (Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps) & Grottes de Bonifacio) and Piscia di Gallu (in Zonza). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Porto-Vecchio trip planner .

Lahore, Pakistan to Porto-Vecchio is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Lahore to Porto-Vecchio due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lahore in July, with highs in Porto-Vecchio at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Zonza, Bonifacio
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Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles) ©
Tamaricciu Beach ©
Tamaricciu Beach
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu ©
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): hike along Le Sentier des Ocres, make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, and then make a trip to Palais des Papes. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), then admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Avignon trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Porto-Vecchio to Avignon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. July in Avignon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Le Sentier des Ocres, Roman Theatre of Orange
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Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

2
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Le site cathare de Minerve, then explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Lastours, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne journey planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Le site cathare de Minerve, Chateaux de Lastours, La cité médiévale
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La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

2
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.
On the 28th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque, step into the grandiose world of The Maison Forte de Reignac, then steep yourself in history at Roc de Cazelle, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and finally make a trip to Vieux Sarlat. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sarlat-la-Caneda when traveling from Carcassonne in July, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Chateau de Beynac, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, The Maison Forte de Reignac
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Chateau de Commarque ©
Chateau de Commarque
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

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.
On the 30th (Tue), explore the activities along Vieux Port, then make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, then examine the collection at Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois, and finally examine the collection at Fort Vauban. On the next day, examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette, take some stellar pictures from Clocher Observatoire, then visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Le Bunker de La Rochelle.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our La Rochelle journey planning site .

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Rochelle in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, expect nights in La Rochelle to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rochefort, Clocher Observatoire, Fort Vauban, Phare des Baleines
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Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois ©
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Association Hermione-La Fayette ©
Association Hermione-La Fayette

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Church of Sainte-Mère-Église and Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus). Step off the beaten path and head to La Maison du Biscuit and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Take a break from Bayeux with a short trip to Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen.

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Getting from La Rochelle to Bayeux by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from La Rochelle in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Bayeux. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Caen, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, American Cemetery & Memorial
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Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau de Fontainebleau and Hotel de Ville. Bring the kids along to Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary website .

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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