40 days in France Itinerary

40 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Honfleur
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Honfleur
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Azay-le-Rideau
— 3 nights
Drive
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 5 nights
Drive
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Calvi, Corsica
— 5 nights
Fly
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Arles
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gordes
— 4 nights
Drive to Marseille Provence Airport, Fly to Erie International Tom Ridge Field

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Honfleur

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plage de Trouville and Chemin des Douaniers. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Notre Dame de Grace and Gros-Horloge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honfleur: Rouen (Vieux Rouen, Rue du Gros-Horloge, &more), Les Jardins d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Eglise St-Joseph (in Le Havre). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach, don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, and admire the striking features of Palais Benedictine.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Honfleur road trip planning tool.

Erie, USA to Honfleur is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Erie to Honfleur. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Erie in June, with highs in Honfleur at 67°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pegasus Memorial and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Popular historic sites such as Remains Mulberry Harbour and Omaha Beach are in your itinerary. Step out of Bayeux to go to Sainte-Mere-Eglise and see Airborne Museum, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Bayeux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Azay-le-Rideau.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

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Azay-le-Rideau

As the center of the Touraine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for the Loire Valley, Azay-le-Rideau produces dry, white wines and red wines rich in tannins.
Get some historical perspective at Château de l'Islette and La Forteresse de Montbazon. Get a sense of the local culture at Eglise St-Etienne and Chateau de Loches. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry, and contemplate the long history of Chateau de Langeais.

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Traveling by car from Bayeux to Azay-le-Rideau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Azay-le-Rideau

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac and L'Oustal du Perigord will appeal to museum buffs. Eglise Catholique Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption and Chateau des Milandes will appeal to history buffs.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Azay-le-Rideau to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. June in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

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Bonifacio, Corsica

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio and Eglise Sainte Croix. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage du Petit Sperone and Piantarella Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to U Maggiu (in Sartene) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Propriano). And it doesn't end there: get all the equipment you need at Gear Rentals, take in the waterfront at Port de Plaisance de Bonifacio, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage De Roccapina, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Bonifacio in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Calvi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 4:

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Calvi, Corsica

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature Reserve of Scandola. Les Calanche Cliffs and Cathedral Sainte Marie Majeure are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Calvi's surroundings by going to Plage de Galeria (in Galeria), Ile Rousse (Phare de la Pietra, Eglise de la Misericorde, &more) and Corte (Église de l'Annonciation & Musee de la Corse). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Gorges de la Restonica, don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, explore the ancient world of Village abandonné d'Occi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Sant'Antonino.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Calvi vacation builder website.

You can drive from Bonifacio to Calvi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Calvi can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Arles.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 9:

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Arles

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eglise St-Trophime and Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) and Abbaye de Montmajour. Get out of town with these interesting Arles side-trips: Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence), Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, &more) and Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum, contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and take in nature's colorful creations at La Bambouseraie en Cevennes.

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Getting from Calvi to Arles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In July, daytime highs in Arles are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. You'll explore and learn at Maison de la Lavande - Domaine Lavandais and Cite du Chocolat Valrhona. Get outdoors at Grotte de la Salamandre and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: Chateau de Grignan (in Grignan), Forteresse de Mornas (in Mornas) and Grotte de la Cocalière (in Courry). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Le Pont d'Arc, revel in the low prices at Musee du Nougat Fabrique Arnaud Soubeyran, explore the fascinating underground world of Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorges de l'Ardeche.

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You can drive from Arles to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gordes.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:

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Gordes

Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Your inner history buff will appreciate Roman Theatre of Orange and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque. Step off the beaten path and head to Triumphal Arch and Mines de Bruoux. Change things up with these side-trips from Gordes: Rhonea - Caveau Beaumes-de-Venise (in Beaumes-de-Venise), Mt Ventoux (in Brantes) and Colorado Provencal (in Rustrel). It doesn't end there: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market and hike along Le Sentier des Ocres.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gordes road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Gordes takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gordes

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.