13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 1 night
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Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
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Perros-Guirec
— 1 day
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Saint-Malo
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 2 nights

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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, and then make a trip to Bonifacio Citadel. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Porto-Vecchio road trip planning website.

Newark, USA to Porto-Vecchio is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Porto-Vecchio can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bonifacio
Highlights from your plan
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone

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Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent, step into the grandiose world of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Domaine de Baronarques, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally contemplate the long history of Cité de Carcassonne.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Porto-Vecchio to Carcassonne Center in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Porto-Vecchio in August, you will find days in Carcassonne Center are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Domaine de Baronarques, La cité médiévale, Abbey of Saint-Hilaire
Highlights from your plan
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

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Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
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.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, and then walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of The Maison Forte de Reignac, steep yourself in history at Roc de Cazelle, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and finally make a trip to Vieux Sarlat.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda day trip website.

Getting from Carcassonne Center to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Carcassonne Center in August since evenings lows in Sarlat-la-Caneda dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, The Maison Forte de Reignac, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Chateau de Beynac
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
The Maison Forte de Reignac ©
The Maison Forte de Reignac

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Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 15th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, then enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Perros-Guirec trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Perros-Guirec in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August, plan for slightly colder days in Perros-Guirec, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual
Highlights from your plan
Ploumanac'h LIghthouse ©
Ploumanac'h LIghthouse
Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h

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Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
On the 16th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Centre Historique, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Samson, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saint-Malo trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Saint-Malo sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cathedrale Saint-Samson, Centre Historique, Pointe du Grouin
Highlights from your plan
Plage du Sillon ©
Plage du Sillon
Cathedrale Saint-Samson
Cathedrale Saint-Samson

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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 17th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Omaha Beach, then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bayeux trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Remains Mulberry Harbour, Pointe du Hoc, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Normandy American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Remains Mulberry Harbour ©
Remains Mulberry Harbour
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

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Paris

Paris ©
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.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then wander the streets of Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Paris sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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