26 days in France Itinerary

26 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 11 nights
2
Rennes
— 3 nights
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 6 nights
4
Montpellier
— 5 nights

11
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jardin des Tuileries and Place des Vosges. Bring the kids along to Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church & Vieux Bassin), Parc des Felins (in Lumigny-Nesles-Ormeaux) and France Miniature (in Elancourt). Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Parc Asterix. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis, and make a trip to Vieux Rouen.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. June in Paris sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rennes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Honfleur, Chateau Royal de Blois, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Parc Asterix
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Parc des Felins ©
Parc des Felins
France Miniature ©
France Miniature

3
nights
Rennes

Rennes
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rennes journey builder app.

You can take a train from Paris to Rennes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Rennes

Outdoors · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vieux Sarlat and Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Les Jardins d'Eau and Manoir de Gisson. Explore Sarlat-la-Caneda's surroundings by going to Grottes de Cougnac (in Payrignac), Reptiland (in Martel) and CAPNATURE Parc de Loisirs (in Pradines). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers, get in on the family fun at La Foret des Ecureuils, pause for some photo ops at Statues des Trois Oies, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reserve Zoologique de Calviac.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rennes to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Rennes in July, you will find days in Sarlat-la-Caneda are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, Reptiland, AquaFun' Park Clarens, Chateau de Castelnaud
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Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

5
nights
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Cité de Carcassonne has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale St-Pierre and Petit Paradis de Vendargues. Kids will enjoy Planet Ocean Montpellier and Carre Sainte-Anne. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Mad Monkey, explore the world behind art at Espace Dominique Bagouet, identify plant and animal life at La Serre Amazonienne, and experience rural life at Les Petits Fermiers.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Montpellier road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Montpellier takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July since evenings lows in Montpellier dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Les Petits Fermiers, Cité de Carcassonne, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Planet Ocean Montpellier ©
Planet Ocean Montpellier
Les Petits Fermiers ©
Les Petits Fermiers

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