22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Honfleur
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Honfleur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Malo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Arles
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Calvi, Corsica
— 4 nights
Drive to Bastia-Poretta Airport, Fly to Muscat

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Honfleur

— 3 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Trouville and Deauville Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais Benedictine and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honfleur: Rouen (Vieux Rouen & Rue du Gros-Horloge), Eglise St-Joseph (in Le Havre) and Les Jardins d'Etretat (in Etretat). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Honfleur trip planning tool.

Muscat, Oman to Honfleur is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or fly. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Muscat to Honfleur due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Muscat in September, with highs in Honfleur at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

Bayeux

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pointe du Hoc and Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Omaha Beach and Bayeux War Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux route builder site.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Bayeux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

Saint-Malo

— 3 nights
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pointe du Grouin and Saint-Malo Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plage du Sillon and Les Remparts de Dinan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Malo: Plevenon (Fort La Latte & Cap Fréhel) and Parc du Thabor (in Rennes). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Promenade du Clair de Lune and don't miss a visit to Centre Historique.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Malo day trip planning website.

You can drive from Bayeux to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bonaguil.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Castelnaud-la-Chapelle day trip website.

Fly from Saint-Malo to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saint-Malo in October: highs in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Arles.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Arles

— 3 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Departemental Arles Antique and Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée. Get some cultural insight at Eglise St-Trophime and Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole. Venture out of the city with trips to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau & Horseback Riding Tours), Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence) and Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) and explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Arles online road trip planner.

Fly from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Arles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Arles, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 3 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps) and Plage De Roccapina. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio and Bonifacio Citadel. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Port de Plaisance de Bonifacio, Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, see Off-Road Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Arles to Bonifacio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Arles in October, expect nights in Bonifacio to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Calvi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Calvi, Corsica

— 4 nights
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. Get some cultural insight at Les Calanche Cliffs and Citadelle de Calvi. Step off the beaten path and head to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Calvi side-trips: Ile Rousse (Phare de la Pietra & Plage Ile Rousse) and Vallée du Fango (in Galeria). The adventure continues: get great views at Village abandonné d'Occi and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Reserve of Scandola.

Make your Calvi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Bonifacio to Calvi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Calvi sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.