20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
+4
Fly + Train + Foot + Train + Bus:  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
Fly:  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
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Deauville Beach and Historial Jeanne d’Arc. Visit Abbaye de Jumieges and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen for their historical value. When in Honfleur, make a side trip to see Rue du Gros-Horloge in Rouen, approximately Rouen away. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace and don't miss a visit to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Honfleur trip builder.

Vancouver, Canada to Honfleur is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Honfleur. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rouen, Abbaye de Jumieges, Deauville Beach
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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, thenstroll through Omaha Beach, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, thenget engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, thenbrowse the exhibits of Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip site.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Bayeux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Airborne Museum, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Pointe du Hoc
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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.
On the 6th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, stroll through Sentier des douaniers, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, thenlook and learn at Maison du Littoral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean-du-Baly. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Ile de Batz, thenget outside with Plage de la Tossen, thensteep yourself in history at Abbaye de Beauport, and finally make a trip to Place du Martray.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Perros-Guirec day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Perros-Guirec, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Blois.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Paimpol, Ile de Batz, Place du Martray, Eglise Saint-Jean-du-Baly, 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire and Cathedrale De Bourges. Get some cultural insight at Chateau Royal de Blois and Chateau de Cheverny. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blois: Villandry (Chateau de Villandry & Eglise St-Etienne) and Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau).

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Blois route planning tool.

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Blois in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Perros-Guirec in May, expect nights in Blois to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Arles.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Villandry, Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, Chateau de Cheverny, Cathedrale De Bourges
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
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Cathedrale De Bourges ©
Cathedrale De Bourges
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.
On the 11th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, explore the historical opulence of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime, steep yourself in history at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), thensteep yourself in history at Chateau des Baux de Provence, thensteep yourself in history at Site Archeologique de Glanum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime).

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Arles route app.

Fly from Blois to Arles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Blois in May, with highs in Arles at 26°C and lows at 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
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Halles de Narbonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale St-Just, and then admire the striking features of Paroisse Saint Nazaire.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne day trip website.

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) so you can drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Narbonne, Paroisse Saint Nazaire
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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): snap pictures at Pont Vieux, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, thenadmire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Amans, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle St Jacques, thenstep into the grandiose world of Forteresse de Najac, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Michel.

You can plan Albi trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Albi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Albi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Forteresse de Najac, Eglise Saint-Amans, Abbaye Saint-Michel, 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 ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grottes de Bonifacio and Sutta Rocca Beach. 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: kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), stroll through Plage De Roccapina, and head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bonifacio trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Albi to Bonifacio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Bonifacio can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 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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