22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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22 days in France Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h
3
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  6​h
4
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Nice
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Guatemala City

2
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Champs-Elysees and Eiffel Tower. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Guatemala City to Paris is 7 hours. While traveling from Guatemala City, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Let the collections at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and Memorial de Caen capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Pointe du Grouin and Pointe du Hoc. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Church of Angoville-Au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain) and Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel). There's lots more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, and contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pointe du Grouin, Omaha Beach, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Memorial de Caen, Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to O'Vineyards and Cathar Castles. Get some cultural insight at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and Eglise Saint-Nazaire. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi), Abbaye de Fontfroide (in Narbonne) and Toulouse (Room Escape Games, Church of Les Jacobins, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gimer Church, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip itinerary app .

Getting from Bayeux to Carcassonne by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Toulouse, Albi, Abbaye de Fontfroide, La cité médiévale
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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

3
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles). You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Plage du Petit Sperone and Piscines Naturelles de Cavu. Get out of town with these interesting Porto-Vecchio side-trips: Bonifacio (Grottes de Bonifacio, Iles Lavezzi, & more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Bonifacio Citadel and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto-Vecchio trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Carcassonne to Porto-Vecchio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Carcassonne in December, expect nights in Porto-Vecchio to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles), Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
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Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Scuba & Snorkeling
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu ©
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu

6
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.
Visiting Lérins Islands and Saint Dalmas Le Selvage will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: St-Paul-de-Vence (Saint-Paul de Vence & La Collegiale Saint Paul). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and explore the world behind art at Palais Lascaris.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Porto-Vecchio to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. December in Nice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, St-Paul-de-Vence, Saint Dalmas Le Selvage, Eglise
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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