17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Tours
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Tours
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Zonza, Corsica
— 1 night
Drive
5
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Nice
— 2 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tours — 1 night

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, then admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tours holiday planner.

Boston, USA to Tours is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Tours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tours when traveling from Boston in September, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
Historic Sites · Parks
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Bayeux War Cemetery. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). There's lots more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planning site.

You can drive from Tours to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bayeux are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bonifacio.
Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio and then kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio and then contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel.

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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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in September; daily highs in Bonifacio reach 82°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zonza.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches
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Zonza, Corsica — 1 night

Zonza is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica.GeographyZonza is located in the mountain chain of Barocagio-Marghese which extends to the south of the Incudine massif. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll through Piscines Naturelles de Cavu and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zonza trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Bonifacio to Zonza by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive 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. On the 26th (Mon), make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Phare de la Pietra, make a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, and then stroll through Nature Reserve of Scandola.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Calvi online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zonza to Calvi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Calvi are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Nice.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Nice — 2 nights

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 28th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Place Massena, then examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, and finally make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Nice tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Calvi to Nice by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Nice are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 2 nights

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, and then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Beynac, and then don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Nice to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nice in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris — 3 nights

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.
Paris is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris itinerary planner.

Fly from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.