19 days in France Itinerary

19 days in France Itinerary

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19 days in France Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
+3
Fly + train + foot + train:  14​h
1
Rouen
— 1 day
2
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Calvi, Corsica
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Nice
— 2 nights
5
Avignon
— 2 nights
6
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Albi
— 2 nights
+2
train + tram + Fly:  17​h
End: Charlotte

1
day
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, contemplate the long history of Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rouen, use our trip itinerary maker.

Charlotte, USA to Rouen is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charlotte to Rouen. Traveling from Charlotte in October, expect nights in Rouen to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are little chillier, around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Blois.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Gros-Horloge ©
Gros-Horloge

5
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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Palace of Versailles and Musee d'Orsay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles) and Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder website .

You can take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Chartres Cathedral
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Calvi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Paris to Calvi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Paris in October, things will get a bit warmer in Calvi: highs are around 72°F and lows about 57°F. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel to Nice.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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2
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.
For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Nice day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Calvi to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Nice are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Tours Parks
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2
nights
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.
Keep things going the next day: browse for treasures at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon holiday planner.

Drive from Nice to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in October since evenings lows in Avignon dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market
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Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole ©
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market ©
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market

2
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, explore the historical opulence of Cité de Carcassonne, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally wander the streets of Carcassonne Medieval City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Museum and Gardens of Canal du Midi, explore the world behind art at Abbaye de Soreze, then look for gifts at Olonzac Market, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent's Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne Center attractions planner.

Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne Center in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Carcassonne Center sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Abbaye de Soreze, Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, Museum and Gardens of Canal du Midi, Olonzac Market
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Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

2
nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take a stroll through Le Quartier Du Castelviel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Village Medieval de Lautrec, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Montaigut, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Brousse le Chateau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, get engrossed in the history at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, then see the interesting displays at Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters, then examine the collection at Musee Soulages, and finally see the interesting displays at Maison de la Photo.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Albi trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Albi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Albi can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Castle of Montaigut, Maison de la Photo, Musee/Centre d'Art du Vere, Chateau de Brousse le Chateau, Village Medieval de Lautrec
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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Musee Soulages ©
Musee Soulages
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©

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