20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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20 days in France Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  17 h 15 min
1
Honfleur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Blois
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  4 h 45 min
5
Arles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Albi
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Abbaye de Jumieges and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church. Popular historic sites such as Notre Dame de Grace and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Honfleur: Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc & Rue du Gros-Horloge). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach and don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Honfleur trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Honfleur is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. May in Honfleur sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rouen, Deauville Beach, Abbaye de Jumieges
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Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges
Notre Dame de Grace ©
Notre Dame de Grace

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 4th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, enjoy the sand and surf at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, then get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux day trip planning app.

You can drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Pointe du Hoc, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Airborne Museum, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
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Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

2
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, hike along Sentier des douaniers, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, then see the sky in a new way at Maison du Littoral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean-du-Baly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Ile de Batz, get outside with Plage de la Tossen, then contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Beauport, and finally don't miss a visit to Place du Martray.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Perros-Guirec sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May in Perros-Guirec, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Blois.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Paimpol, Ile de Batz, Eglise Saint-Jean-du-Baly, Place du Martray, Maison du Littoral
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Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Abbaye de Beauport ©
Abbaye de Beauport

3
nights
Blois

Blois ©
Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire and Eglise St-Etienne. Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale St-Etienne and Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau are in your itinerary. Step out of Blois to go to Villandry and see Chateau de Villandry, which is approximately 1 hour away. It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal de Blois.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Blois trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Perros-Guirec to Blois by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Perros-Guirec, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Blois, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Arles.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Villandry, Cathedrale St-Etienne, Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, Chateau de Cheverny
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
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Cathedrale St-Etienne ©
Cathedrale St-Etienne
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire ©
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois

2
nights
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, then admire the striking features of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, then take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Glanum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Arles trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Blois to Arles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Blois in May, things will get a bit warmer in Arles: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, Site Archeologique de Glanum, Chateau des Baux de Provence
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
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Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique
Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles. On the next day, browse the different shops at Les Halles de Narbonne, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale St-Just, and then admire the landmark architecture of Paroisse Saint Nazaire.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Arles to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Narbonne, Paroisse Saint Nazaire
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
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Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

2
nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the views from Pont Vieux, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Amans, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle St Jacques, then step into the grandiose world of Forteresse de Najac, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint-Michel.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Albi holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Albi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Albi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Forteresse de Najac, Abbaye Saint-Michel, Eglise Saint-Amans, Chapelle St Jacques
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Forteresse de Najac ©
Forteresse de Najac

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Grottes de Bonifacio and Calalonga Plage. Get a sense of the local culture at Bonifacio Citadel and Eglise Sainte Croix. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bonifacio: Menhirs Paddaghhu (in Sartene) and Propriano (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Eglise de Notre Dame de Misericorde). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sutta Rocca Beach, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio travel route planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Albi to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Propriano, Plage De Roccapina, Menhirs Paddaghhu
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
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Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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