20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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20 days in France Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
+2
train + subway + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  3​h
3
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Albi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Bayeux
— 4 nights
+3
train + foot + train + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Sacramento

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 Champs-Elysees and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel route planner.

Sacramento, USA to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Sacramento to Paris. In May, Paris is little chillier than Sacramento - with highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can 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

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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, explore the galleries of Dans les Yeux de Lucie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Sant'Antonino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, then look for gifts at FRAGNU, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Sainte Marie Majeure, visit a coastal fixture at Leuchtturm La Revellata, then delve into the distant past at Village abandonné d'Occi, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Calvi road trip planner .

You can fly from Paris to Calvi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in May; daily highs in Calvi reach 73°F and lows reach 56°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

FRAGNU, Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, Eglise de Sant'Antonino, Dans les Yeux de Lucie
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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.
On the 3rd (Mon), delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, and finally stop by Moulin a Huile de Barbentane. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon online tour builder .

Getting from Calvi to Avignon by combination of flight and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Tour chateau Castelnau de Levis, step into the grandiose world of Forteresse de Najac, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile. Keep things going the next day: 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, then view the masterpieces at Galerie Nadine Granier, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Albi holiday maker tool .

You can drive from Avignon to Albi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Albi are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Eglise Notre Dame d'Alban, Musee du Saut du Tarn, Tour chateau Castelnau de Levis, 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 ©

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), contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, then look for gifts at Les Gourmandises de Lucco, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and finally contemplate the long history of The Maison Forte de Reignac.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sarlat-la-Caneda day trip planner .

Drive from Albi to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June in Sarlat-la-Caneda, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough 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, Les Gourmandises de Lucco, Chateau de Commarque, 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

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.
On the 9th (Sun), explore the activities along Vieux Port, then visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, and then see the interesting displays at Association Hermione-La Fayette. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clocher Observatoire, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle trip planner .

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. While traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in La Rochelle, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Historic Sites Theme Parks Nature

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

2
nights
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): don't miss a visit to Sentier des douaniers, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, visit a coastal fixture at Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de Kerfons, and finally look for gifts at Biscuiterie Menou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Etienne de Plouezoc'h, examine the collection at Ecomusee de Plouigneau, explore the historical opulence of Le chateau De la Roche jagu, then steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Beauport, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at La Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Perros-Guirec tour planning website .

You can drive from La Rochelle to Perros-Guirec in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from La Rochelle in June, expect nights in Perros-Guirec to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are slightly colder, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

Biscuiterie Menou, Abbaye de Beauport, Eglise Saint-Etienne de Plouezoc'h, Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, Ecomusee de Plouigneau
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and Airborne Museum. Get some historical perspective at Pointe du Hoc and American Cemetery & Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: German War Cemetery (in Orglandes), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, and appreciate the history behind Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bayeux tour planner.

Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Memorial de Caen, La Maison du Biscuit, Pointe du Hoc, Airborne Museum
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

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