17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  16​h
1
Albi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
4
Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Tours
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Zonza, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Montreal

1
day
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, take in the views from Pont Vieux, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Albi day trip app .

Montreal, Canada to Albi is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Albi due to the time zone difference. July in Albi sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Les Jardins de la Berbie ©
Les Jardins de la Berbie

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Maison Forte de Reignac, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque, then don't miss a visit to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, then Head underground at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, and finally take an in-depth tour of Chateau des Milandes.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sarlat-la-Caneda driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Albi to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Chateau de Beynac, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Chateau de Commarque, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Commarque ©
Chateau de Commarque

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, then take some stellar pictures from Clocher Observatoire, then don't miss a visit to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, and finally explore the activities along Vieux Port. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Association Hermione-La Fayette, then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cote Sauvage, and then don't miss a visit to Le Port des Salines.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read La Rochelle journey maker app .

Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Rochelle by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: 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 slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 11th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Sentier de L'ile Renote, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, stroll through Sentier des douaniers, then get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Ploumanac'h LIghthouse.

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You can drive from La Rochelle to Perros-Guirec in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, Perros-Guirec is a bit cooler than La Rochelle - with highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ploumanac'h LIghthouse
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Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h

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 12th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Memorial of Caen, then contemplate the long history of Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, learn about all things military at Museum of the Battle of Normandy, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perros-Guirec in July: highs in Bayeux hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tours.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Memorial de Caen, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Remains Mulberry Harbour ©
Remains Mulberry Harbour
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

2
nights
Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Villandry, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Langeais, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de l'Islette, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais, then step into the grandiose world of La Forteresse de Montbazon, and finally admire the striking features of Place Plumereau.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Tours in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Tours can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Azay-le-Rideau, La Forteresse de Montbazon, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Langeais, Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
La Forteresse de Montbazon ©
La Forteresse de Montbazon
Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette

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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get outside with Arinella and Algaio Beach, make a trip to Clos culombu, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Calvi online trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Tours to Calvi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tours in July, with highs in Calvi at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zonza.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Corsica
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Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra ©
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Zonza, Corsica

Zonza ©
Zonza is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica.GeographyZonza is located in the mountain chain of Barocagio-Marghese which extends to the south of the Incudine massif. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Piscines Naturelles de Cavu, then see the interesting displays at Molino de Aceite Eco-museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles). Keep things going the next day: tour the water at your own pace with Marine Voile Location, then explore the striking landscape at Gorges of the Solenzara River, and then putt your heart out at Mini Golf de Tarco.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zonza trip builder app .

You can drive from Calvi to Zonza in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Zonza can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Zonza

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Sari-Solenzara, Mini Golf de Tarco, Molino de Aceite Eco-museum
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Piscines Naturelles de Cavu ©
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
Gorges of the Solenzara River ©
Gorges of the Solenzara River

2
nights
Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
On the 20th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel, don't miss a visit to Phare de Pertusato, and then head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps).

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio trip planner.

Getting from Zonza to Bonifacio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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