22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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22 days in France Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Vars
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Meribel
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Fouesnant
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Saint-Quay-Portrieux
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Saint-Malo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Vars

Vars ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saint Dalmas Le Selvage and then fly down the slopes at Pra Loup. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): hit the slopes at Domaine skiable Risoul - La Foret Blanche, then stroll through Pure, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vars la Foret Blanche.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vars trip maker website .

Melbourne, Australia to Vars is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Vars. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Vars hover around 7°C and lows are around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Meribel.

Things to do in Vars

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pra Loup, Domaine skiable Risoul - La Foret Blanche, Saint Dalmas Le Selvage
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Vars la Foret Blanche ©
Vars la Foret Blanche
Saint Dalmas Le Selvage ©
Saint Dalmas Le Selvage

3
nights
Meribel

Meribel ©
Get outdoors at Ecole de Ski Oxygene and Sweet Snowsports. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to ULM Valmeinier and Raquett'Evasion.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Meribel trip builder .

Drive from Vars to Meribel in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Vars in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Meribel, with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Fouesnant.

Things to do in Meribel

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Courchevel, ULM Valmeinier, The Belleville Museum
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SnowLimits Ski School ©
SnowLimits Ski School
The Belleville Museum ©
The Belleville Museum

2
nights
Fouesnant

Fouesnant ©
Fouesnant is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Treguennec Beach and Plage de Cleut-Rouz. Escape the urban bustle at Plage du Goulien and Plage de Lostmarc'h. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fouesnant: Chevrerie de la Baie (in Treguennec), Anse de Rospico (in Nevez) and Cathedrale Saint-Corentin (in Quimper). There's more to do: kick back and relax at La Plage du Cap Coz and see the interesting displays at Musee du Bord de la Mer.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fouesnant trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Meribel to Fouesnant takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Meribel in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fouesnant: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Saint-Quay-Portrieux.

Things to do in Fouesnant

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Treguennec, Crozon, Anse de Rospico, Saint Corentin Cathedral, Musee du Bord de la Mer
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La Plage du Cap Coz ©
La Plage du Cap Coz
Anse de Rospico ©
Anse de Rospico
Treguennec Beach ©
Treguennec Beach

3
nights
Saint-Quay-Portrieux

Saint-Quay-Portrieux ©
Saint-Quay-Portrieux is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.PopulationInhabitants of Saint-Quay-Portrieux are called quinocéens in French. Explore hidden gems such as Tregastel - la Greve Blanche and Plage de la Comtesse. You'll get in some beach time at Plage du Palus and Plage Bonaparte. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Quay-Portrieux: Lieue de Greve (in Plestin les Greves) and Plage de Tresmeur (in Trebeurden).

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Quay-Portrieux journey maker .

Traveling by car from Fouesnant to Saint-Quay-Portrieux takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Saint-Quay-Portrieux

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plouha, Etables-sur-Mer, Plage de la Greve Blanche, Plage de Tresmeur, Lieue de Greve
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Plage Bonaparte ©
Plage Bonaparte
Plage de Tresmeur ©
Plage de Tresmeur

3
nights
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plage du Nick and Longchamps Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal and Plage des Chevrets (Guimorais). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Malo: St Jacut Beaches (in Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer) and Plage du Plat Gousset (in Granville). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon, stroll through Plage de Bon-Secours, explore the striking landscape at Pointe du Decolle, and head off the coast to Le Grand Be.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Malo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saint-Quay-Portrieux to Saint-Malo takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Saint-Malo are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Lunaire, Plage des Chevrets (Guimorais), Plage du Plat Gousset, Centre Historique, Plages de St-Jacut-de-la-Mer
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Longchamps Beach ©
Longchamps Beach
Pointe du Decolle ©
Pointe du Decolle
Plage de Bon-Secours ©
Plage de Bon-Secours

3
nights
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer ©
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plage de Vauville and Urville Nacqueville Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Plage Du Tilleul and Plage de Collignon. Venture out of the city with trips to Plage de Barneville. (in Barneville-Carteret), Pointe D'Agon (in Agon-Coutainville) and Baie d'Ecalgrain (in Auderville). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Longues Battery, take in the history at Omaha Beach, and contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In December in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plage Du Tilleul, Baie d'Ecalgrain, Plage de Collignon, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, Pointe du Hoc
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Pointe D'Agon ©
Pointe D'Agon
Plage de Barneville. ©
Plage de Barneville.
Baie d'Ecalgrain ©
Baie d'Ecalgrain

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 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, then head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Tamaricciu Beach, then make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and finally stop by A Bitiga.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Bonifacio takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bonifacio, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 3°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Porto-Vecchio
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Iles Lavezzi ©
Iles Lavezzi
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone

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