22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Bayeux
— 4 nights
3
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
4
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 3 nights
5
Nice
— 6 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Sainte-Chapelle are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris route planner.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Paris is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Guatemala City to Paris, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Guatemala City in December, you will find days in Paris are cooler (°C), and nights are little chillier (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and Cathedrale Notre-Dame. You'll explore and learn at Memorial de Caen and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Church of Angoville-Au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Pointe du Grouin (in Cancale). The adventure continues: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux road trip planner.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Memorial de Caen, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Normandy American Cemetery, Church of Angoville-Au-Plain
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Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Musee Toulouse-Lautrec. Chateau Comtal and La cité médiévale will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Toulouse (Room Escape Games, Church of Les Jacobins, &more) and Abbaye de Fontfroide (in Narbonne). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, do a tasting at O'Vineyards, take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, and steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Bayeux to Carcassonne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Toulouse, Albi, La cité médiévale, Abbaye de Fontfroide
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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
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. Get outdoors at Piscines Naturelles de Cavu and Plage du Petit Sperone. Kids will appreciate attractions like Grottes de Bonifacio and Bonifacio Citadel. Explore Porto-Vecchio's surroundings by going to Bonifacio (Iles Lavezzi, Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), &more) and Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles) (in Zonza). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Porto-Vecchio trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Carcassonne to Porto-Vecchio in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Traveling from Carcassonne in December, you will find days in Porto-Vecchio are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Zonza
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Iles Lavezzi ©
Iles Lavezzi
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel

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.
Get some cultural insight at Lérins Islands and La Croisette. Museum-lovers will appreciate Palais Lascaris and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to St-Paul-de-Vence (Saint-Paul de Vence & La Collegiale Saint Paul), Saint Dalmas Le Selvage (in Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage) and Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Peace Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Porto-Vecchio to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Nice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. 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-Paul-de-Vence, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Saint Dalmas Le Selvage
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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