15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  26​h
1
Paris
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
3
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Louvre Museum. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online tour planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Paris is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Brisbane in September, plan for little chillier days in Paris, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to 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

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.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bayeux trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, Omaha Beach, Memorial de Caen, Remains Mulberry Harbour
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

1
night
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, and finally wander the streets of Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, steep yourself in history at Chateaux de Lastours, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally don't miss a visit to Cité de Carcassonne.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center trip planner .

Getting from Bayeux to Carcassonne Center by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Carcassonne Center: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, Chateaux de Lastours, La cité médiévale
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

2
nights
Calvi, Corsica

Calvi ©
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, make a trip to Village abandonné d'Occi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Sant'Antonino, then take a memorable drive along Dans les Yeux de Lucie, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Spano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aregno Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Calvi driving holiday website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Carcassonne Center to Calvi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Calvi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aregno, Eglise de Sant'Antonino, Dans les Yeux de Lucie
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Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi
Scuba & Snorkeling
Aregno Beach ©
Aregno Beach

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. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Iles Lavezzi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tamaricciu Beach and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Go for a jaunt from Porto-Vecchio to Bonifacio to see Plage du Petit Sperone about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel and stroll through Plage de Tramulimacchia.

Before you visit Porto-Vecchio, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Calvi to Porto-Vecchio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Porto-Vecchio are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bonifacio
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Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel

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