22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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22 days in France Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Amboise
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Saint-Emilion
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Albi
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + Fly + taxi:  4​h
7
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Calvi, Corsica
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
9
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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 cultural insight at Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and steep yourself in history at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel route website .

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Paris. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Popular historic sites such as Utah Beach D-Day Museum and Omaha Beach are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at American Cemetery & Memorial and Pointe du Hoc. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) (in Ranville). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Notre Dame Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, and brush up on your military savvy at Memorial of Caen.

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You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Bayeux to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Memorial of Caen, Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), Pointe du Hoc, American Cemetery & Memorial
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Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Notre Dame Cathedral
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

3
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Cheverny and Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci. Chateau de Villandry and Chateau d'Amboise are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Amboise with an excursion to Chateau de Chambord in Chambord--about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau and explore the historical opulence of Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Amboise road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Amboise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint-Emilion.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Chambord, Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire
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Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau

3
nights
Saint-Emilion

Standing magnificently on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley filled with lush vineyards, Saint-Émilion fuses history and modern culture with medieval ambience--even in its wine bars, museums, markets, art galleries, cafes, and shops.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion and Place de la Bourse (Place Royale). Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Bridoire and Vignobles Carles are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Emilion: Bordeaux (The Water Mirror & Wine Tours & Tastings), Chateau Belingard (in Pomport) and Eglise Saint-Felicien d'Issigeac (in Issigeac).

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Emilion itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Amboise to Saint-Emilion in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Emilion are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Saint-Emilion

Tours Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Bordeaux, Chateau de Bridoire, Eglise Saint-Felicien d'Issigeac, Vignobles Carles, Chateau Belingard
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion ©
Chateau de Bridoire ©
Chateau de Bridoire

2
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
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 (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint-Nazaire, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then step into the grandiose world of Cité de Carcassonne, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally steep yourself in history at Carcassonne Medieval City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Soreze, see the interesting displays at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Lastours.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne Center itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Saint-Emilion to Carcassonne Center takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Carcassonne Center sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateaux de Lastours, Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, Abbaye de Soreze
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle St Jacques, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee du Saut du Tarn.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Albi using our trip planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Albi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. July in Albi sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Albi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Musee du Saut du Tarn, Chapelle St Jacques
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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Musee du Saut du Tarn ©
Musee du Saut du Tarn

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de San Giovanni and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Palombaggia. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi and then contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bonifacio journey planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Albi to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Traveling from Albi in July, expect nights in Bonifacio to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Calvi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plage de San Giovanni, Plage de Palombaggia
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Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Plage de San Giovanni ©
Plage de San Giovanni
Plage de Palombaggia ©
Plage de Palombaggia

1
night
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 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Arinella and Algaio Beach, kick back and relax at Aregno Beach, then kick back and relax at Punta Spano, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Calvi day trip planner .

You can drive from Bonifacio to Calvi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. July in Calvi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Calvi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Aregno Beach
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Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi
Aregno Beach ©
Aregno Beach
Punta Spano ©
Punta Spano

3
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.
Let the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Palais Lascaris capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lérins Islands and Saint-Paul de Vence. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nice day trip tool .

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 July in Nice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Lérins Islands, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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