15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Tours-Val-de-Loire Airport, Drive to Saumur
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Saumur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Honfleur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
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Albi
— 2 nights
Drive to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Fly to Washington

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Saumur — 2 nights

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
On the 11th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Villandry and then contemplate the long history of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau. On the next day, admire the striking features of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale and then get engrossed in the history at Musee des Blindes.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saumur trip itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Saumur is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington in September: high temperatures in Saumur hover around 73°F and lows are around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 2 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, make a trip to Vieux Bassin, then admire the striking features of Palais Benedictine, and finally make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Plage de Trouville and then enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Honfleur day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Saumur to Honfleur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Saumur in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Honfleur: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Omaha Beach and Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie. Airborne Museum and Memorial de Caen will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Caramels d'Isigny (in Isigny-sur-Mer) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux day trip website.

Drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bonifacio Citadel and Menhirs Paddaghhu. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plage du Petit Sperone and Grottes de Bonifacio. Change things up with a short trip to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Propriano (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Plage De Roccapina, step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, and don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Bayeux to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, Bonifacio is a bit warmer than Bayeux - with highs of 82°F and lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Calvi.
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Calvi, Corsica — 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral St. Jean Baptiste. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, then don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Calvi online holiday planner.

You can drive from Bonifacio to Calvi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Calvi, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Albi.
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Albi — 2 nights

Albi is a commune in southern France. On the 23rd (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, take an in-depth tour of Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Albi trip website.

Traveling by flight from Calvi to Albi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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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