16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
La Rochelle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Bonnieux
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Paris
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Guatemala City

3
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Dune du Pilat (in La Teste-de-Buch), Chateau de Bridoire (in Ribagnac) and Cathedrale St-Front (in Perigueux). The adventure continues: make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), pause for some photo ops at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, stop by Chocolaterie Bordeaux Maison Darricau depuis 1915, and take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge.

Make your Bordeaux itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Bordeaux is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bayonne, Cathedrale St-Front, Chateau Paloumey, Chateau de Bridoire, Rocher de la Vierge
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Chateau Paloumey ©
Chateau Paloumey
Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat
Chateau de Bridoire ©
Chateau de Bridoire

1
night
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), contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, then don't miss a visit to Porte de la Grosse-Horloge, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, and finally don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read La Rochelle travel route planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to La Rochelle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Bordeaux, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in La Rochelle, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bonnieux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Towers of La Rochelle ©
Towers of La Rochelle

3
nights
Bonnieux

Bonnieux ©
Bonnieux is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Bonnieux: La Roque-d'Antheron (Abbaye de Silvacane & Le Parc des Labyrinthes Géants), Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence) and Plage du Cavaou (in Fos-Sur-Mer). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, shop like a local with Sous Les Toiles de Provence, step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Ansouis, and do a tasting at La Cave de Bonnieux.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bonnieux route app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from La Rochelle to Bonnieux. Traveling from La Rochelle in August, you will find days in Bonnieux are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Bonnieux

Outdoors Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

La Roque-d'Antheron, Chateau des Baux de Provence, Lac de Peyrolles, Plage du Cavaou, Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Plage du Cavaou ©
Plage du Cavaou
Chateau de Lourmarin ©
Chateau de Lourmarin

6
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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bonnieux to Paris. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bonnieux in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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