26 days in France Itinerary

26 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France journey planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

26 days in France Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 11 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Rennes
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Montpellier
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Seattle

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Army Museum and Parc Asterix. Attractions like Mystery Escape and France Miniature make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Orléans Cathedral (in Orleans), Parc des Felins (in Lumigny-Nesles-Ormeaux) and Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church & Vieux Bassin). Dedicate the 29th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: make a trip to Place des Vosges, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Paris due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rennes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Honfleur, Parc des Felins, Chateau Royal de Blois, Orléans Cathedral
Find places to stay Jun 21 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum
Parc Asterix ©
Parc Asterix
Parc des Felins ©
Parc des Felins

3
nights
Rennes

Rennes
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rennes online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Rennes in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rennes are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You will leave for Sarlat-la-Caneda on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Rennes

Outdoors Historic Sites Nightlife
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Chateau de Castelnaud and Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vieux Sarlat and Les Jardins d'Eau. Venture out of the city with trips to Grottes de Cougnac (in Payrignac), CAPNATURE Parc de Loisirs (in Pradines) and Reptiland (in Martel). There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers, make a splash at AquaFun' Park Clarens, get in on the family fun at La Foret des Ecureuils, and examine the collection at Manoir de Gisson.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda journey planner.

Getting from Rennes to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. When traveling from Rennes in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Montpellier.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Reptiland, Grottes de Cougnac, AquaFun' Park Clarens, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Reserve Zoologique de Calviac ©
Reserve Zoologique de Calviac

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.
You've now added Cité de Carcassonne to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Planet Ocean Montpellier and La Serre Amazonienne. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedrale St-Pierre and Les Petits Fermiers. There's much more to do: get your game on at Mad Monkey, see the interesting displays at Le Pavillon Populaire, experience rural life at Petit Paradis de Vendargues, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Montpellier travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Montpellier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Montpellier, with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Cité de Carcassonne, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Les Petits Fermiers
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale St-Pierre
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Planet Ocean Montpellier ©
Planet Ocean Montpellier

Similar Plans

46 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 28 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 30 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in France BY A USER FROM EGYPT January, teens, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 34 days in Europe BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM QATAR March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in France, Greece & Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia, Mexico, Central America & Europe BY A USER FROM EGYPT January, teens, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 31 days in New York City & France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
See more plans