26 days in France Itinerary

26 days in France Itinerary

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26 days in France Itinerary

Start: Gdansk
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Nantes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Gdansk

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip builder .

Gdansk, Poland to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Vieux, then head outdoors with Atelier galerie du bord de Seine, and then admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rouen trip site .

You can take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Rouen, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Atelier galerie du bord de Seine
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Atelier galerie du bord de Seine ©
Atelier galerie du bord de Seine
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Room Escape Games

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and then take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Bayeux online trip planner .

Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Bayeux sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Airborne Museum, Memorial de Caen, Normandy American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

2
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 30th (Thu), head off the coast to Ile de Batz, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and then make a trip to Sentier des douaniers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, take in the dramatic natural features at Cote de Granit Rose, and then contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Beauport.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Perros-Guirec online travel route builder .

You can drive from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Perros-Guirec can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ile de Batz, Abbaye de Beauport, Cote de Granit Rose
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Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles

2
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Passage Pommeraye, then see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, and then take a tour of Submarine l'Espadon.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nantes trip planner .

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Nantes in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Perros-Guirec in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nantes, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Submarine l'Espadon
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Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes
Room Escape Games

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 3rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, enjoy the sea views from Phare des Baleines, then don't miss a visit to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle, then examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette, and then get great views at Clocher Observatoire.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the La Rochelle day trip planning site .

Drive from Nantes to La Rochelle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in La Rochelle are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vieux Sarlat and The Maison Forte de Reignac. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarlat-la-Caneda: Rocamadour (La Foret des Singes & Cite Religieuse) and Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, admire all the interesting features of Les Noyeraies du Landers, and steep yourself in history at Chateau des Milandes.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from La Rochelle to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from La Rochelle in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocamadour, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Chateau de Beynac, Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques
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Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally take an in-depth tour of School Museum. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then step into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Lastours, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Chateaux de Lastours, La cité médiévale
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Gorges de l'Ardeche. Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange), Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon) and Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence). There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte Chauvet 2 - Ardeche and step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Baux de Provence.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Avignon road trip site .

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, Chateau des Baux de Provence, Le Sentier des Ocres, Roman Theatre of Orange, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole
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Gorges de l'Ardeche ©
Gorges de l'Ardeche
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur.

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You can drive from Avignon to Nice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Avignon in June: highs in Nice hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Marineland, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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