8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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8 days in France Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Bayeux
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Albi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 3 nights
5
Calvi, Corsica
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h 30​min
End: Cardiff

1
night
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and then enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Perros-Guirec trip planner.

Cardiff, UK to Perros-Guirec is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cardiff to Perros-Guirec due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Perros-Guirec can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers

1
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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 18th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bayeux, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Albi.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Omaha Beach
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. On the 19th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, take in the views from Pont Vieux, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Albi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Albi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Bayeux in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Albi: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Albi

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Les Jardins de la Berbie ©
Les Jardins de la Berbie
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

3
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plage du Petit Sperone and Le Gouvernail de la Corse. Get out of town with these interesting Porto-Vecchio side-trips: Bonifacio (Grottes de Bonifacio, Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), & more). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Porto-Vecchio day trip website .

Getting from Albi to Porto-Vecchio by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Porto-Vecchio are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Calvi.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bonifacio
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Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel

1
night
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. On the 23rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral St. Jean Baptiste, then make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Calvi road trip website .

You can drive from Porto-Vecchio to Calvi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Calvi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra ©
Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra
Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi

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