14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 2 nights
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Honfleur
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 1 night
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
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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.
Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 2 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins d'Etretat, and then contemplate the long history of Palais Benedictine. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, then make a trip to Vieux Bassin, then kick back and relax at Deauville Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Honfleur tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Honfleur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in August, you will find days in Honfleur are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Airborne Museum. When in Bayeux, make a side trip to see D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) in Saint-Come-du-Mont, approximately Saint-Come-du-Mont away. The adventure continues: get outside with Omaha Beach, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planner.

Getting from Honfleur to Bayeux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Perros-Guirec.
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Perros-Guirec — 1 night

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, stroll through Sentier des Douaniers, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Perros-Guirec trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bayeux in August: highs in Perros-Guirec hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, and then learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Perros-Guirec to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Perros-Guirec in August; daily highs in Carcassonne reach 33°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Avignon.
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Avignon — 1 night

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 11th (Thu), make a trip to Palais des Papes, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, then learn about winemaking at Distillerie A. Blachere, then steep yourself in history at Roman Theatre of Orange, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau de la Gardine.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio, Corsica — 3 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 12th (Fri), stroll through Plage De Roccapina, then step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bonifacio trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Avignon to Bonifacio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sun).
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France travel guide

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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.
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