20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
3
Avignon
— 2 nights
4
Albi
— 2 nights
5
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
6
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
7
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
8
Bayeux
— 4 nights

2
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.
Get some historical perspective at Arc de Triomphe and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Sacramento, USA to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Paris is 9 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sacramento in May; daily highs in Paris reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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 1st (Sat): make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, take a memorable drive along Dans les Yeux de Lucie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Sant'Antonino, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, thenlook for gifts at FRAGNU, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Sainte Marie Majeure, enjoy the sea views from La Revellata, thendelve into the distant past at Village abandonné d'Occi, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Calvi travel route planning tool.

Getting from Paris to Calvi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in May; daily highs in Calvi reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Calvi

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dans les Yeux de Lucie, Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, FRAGNU, Eglise de Sant'Antonino
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Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi
Eglise de Sant'Antonino ©
Eglise de Sant'Antonino
Village abandonné d'Occi ©
Village abandonné d'Occi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, thendon't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, and finally stop by Moulin a Huile de Barbentane. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), thenadmire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon online travel planner.

You can fly from Calvi to Avignon in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. June in Avignon sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Albi.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Roman Theatre of Orange, Moulin a Huile de Barbentane
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

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Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Tour chateau Castelnau de Levis, thenexplore the historical opulence of Forteresse de Najac, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame d'Alban, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Brousse le Chateau, see the interesting displays at Musee du Saut du Tarn, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Nadine Granier, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Albi visit planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Albi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tour chateau Castelnau de Levis, Musee du Saut du Tarn, Eglise Notre Dame d'Alban, Forteresse de Najac, Chateau de Brousse le Chateau
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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy

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.
On the 7th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, thenlook for gifts at Les Gourmandises de Lucco, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and finally steep yourself in history at The Maison Forte de Reignac.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda day trip site.

Drive from Albi to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Chateau de Beynac, Les Gourmandises de Lucco, The Maison Forte de Reignac
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Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
The Maison Forte de Reignac ©
The Maison Forte de Reignac
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud

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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 (Sun): explore the activities along Vieux Port, thenenjoy the sea views from Phare des Baleines, and then examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette. On the next day, make a trip to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, get great views at Clocher Observatoire, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a La Rochelle trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Rochelle in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in La Rochelle: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Association Hermione-La Fayette, Phare des Baleines, Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle
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Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Association Hermione-La Fayette ©
Association Hermione-La Fayette
Clocher Observatoire ©
Clocher Observatoire

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Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Kerfons, and finally stop by Biscuiterie Menou. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Etienne de Plouezoc'h, examine the collection at Ecomusee de Plouigneau, step into the grandiose world of Le chateau De la Roche jagu, thensteep yourself in history at Abbaye de Beauport, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Perros-Guirec day trip website.

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. While traveling from La Rochelle, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Perros-Guirec, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, Chapelle de Kerfons, Biscuiterie Menou, Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual, Eglise Saint-Etienne de Plouezoc'h
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Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Abbaye de Beauport ©
Abbaye de Beauport

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nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to Normandy American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc. Airborne Museum and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont) and German War Cemetery (in Orglandes). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planner.

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In June, daytime highs in Bayeux are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Memorial de Caen, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Mont Saint-Michel
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Remains Mulberry Harbour ©
Remains Mulberry Harbour
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

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