22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Lahore
Fly + Drive:  22 h 15 min
1
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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
Drive:  2 h 15 min
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. Attractions like Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles) and plage de Tamaricciu make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grottes de Bonifacio and Piscia di Gallu. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto-Vecchio: Piscines Naturelles de Cavu (in Sainte Lucie De Porto Vecchio) and Bonifacio (Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps) & Waterskiing & Jetskiing). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porto-Vecchio trip itinerary site.

Lahore, Pakistan to Porto-Vecchio is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Porto-Vecchio is minus 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lahore in July: high temperatures in Porto-Vecchio hover around 36°C and lows are around 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) ©
Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles)
Scuba & Snorkeling
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu

2
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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.
On the 24th (Wed), trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), thenadmire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Avignon road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Porto-Vecchio to Avignon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Le Sentier des Ocres, Roman Theatre of Orange, Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
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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
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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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, thensteep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Le site cathare de Minerve, contemplate the long history of Chateaux de Lastours, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne travel route builder app.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

La cité médiévale, Chateaux de Lastours, Le site cathare de Minerve
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La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque, step into the grandiose world of The Maison Forte de Reignac, steep yourself in history at Roc de Cazelle, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and finally don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda tour site.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, The Maison Forte de Reignac, Chateau de Beynac
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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, make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, thenexamine the collection at Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois, and finally see the interesting displays at Fort Vauban. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step aboard Association Hermione-La Fayette, pause for some serene contemplation at Clocher Observatoire, thenenjoy the sea views from Phare des Baleines, and finally examine the collection at Le Bunker de La Rochelle.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read La Rochelle road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Rochelle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 little chillier, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rochefort, Phare des Baleines, Clocher Observatoire, Fort Vauban
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Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois ©
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont), Sainte-Mere-Eglise (Church of Sainte-Mère-Église & Airborne Museum) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, and pause for some photo ops at Pegasus Memorial.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bayeux route maker app.

You can drive from La Rochelle to Bayeux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bayeux when traveling from La Rochelle in July, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Caen, Remains Mulberry Harbour, La Maison du Biscuit, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church
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Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau de Fontainebleau and Île de la Cité. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

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Getting from Bayeux to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to 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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