11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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— 2 nights
— 1 night
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Calais-Fréthun, Train to Folkestone, Drive to London


Paris — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris online journey planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 1 night

On the 4th (Tue), walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Paris in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly to Nice.
Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips
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Nice — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and then steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then wander the streets of Old Town, and then see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nice road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in October, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bonifacio.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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Bonifacio, Corsica — 2 nights

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.
On the 7th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage De Roccapina, don't miss a visit to Bonifacio Citadel, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, then make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bonifacio sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Bonifacio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Bayeux.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches
Side Trip
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Bayeux — 3 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Appreciate the collections at Airborne Museum and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pointe du Hoc and Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, take in the history at Omaha Beach, gain insight at Maisy Battery, and admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Bonifacio to Bayeux takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bonifacio in October; daily highs in Bayeux reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips
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France travel guide

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.