15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  27​h
1
Amiens
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Caen
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Albi
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Amiens

Amiens ©
Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Visit Chateau de Pierrefonds and Le Canon de Coucy for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musée du Louvre-Lens and Musee Somme 1916. Explore Amiens' surroundings by going to Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon (in Laon) and Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Carriere Wellington and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amiens trip itinerary builder .

Sydney, Australia to Amiens is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Amiens due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Amiens, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rouen.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Carriere Wellington, Musée du Louvre-Lens, Le Canon de Coucy, Musee Somme 1916, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Musee Somme 1916 ©
Musee Somme 1916
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Chateau de Pierrefonds ©
Chateau de Pierrefonds

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 6th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, get engrossed in the history at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, then don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Vieux.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rouen itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Amiens to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rouen are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Caen.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Gros-Horloge ©
Gros-Horloge
Historial Jeanne d’Arc ©
Historial Jeanne d’Arc
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge

3
nights
Caen

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and Remains Mulberry Harbour. Explore Caen's surroundings by going to Arromanches-les-Bains (Musee du debarquement & Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema), Cathedrale Notre-Dame (in Bayeux) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, and stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

To find ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Caen trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Rouen to Caen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Caen sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Caen

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Bayeux, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Airborne Museum
Highlights from your plan
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©

2
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the activities along Vieux Port, visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, then get great views at Clocher Observatoire, and finally don't miss a visit to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Saintes, and then examine the collection at Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the La Rochelle vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Caen to La Rochelle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in La Rochelle are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Albi.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rochefort, Saint Martin de Re, Phare des Baleines, Amphitheatre de Saintes
Highlights from your plan
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois ©
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois
Amphitheatre de Saintes ©
Amphitheatre de Saintes

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle St Jacques, take in the views from Pont Vieux, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Albi trip planner .

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Albi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from La Rochelle, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Albi, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Chapelle St Jacques
Highlights from your plan
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

3
nights
Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
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 13th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours, then contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, and then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps). On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, then head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi, then steep yourself in history at Bastion de L'Etendard, and finally Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bonifacio trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Albi to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. September in Bonifacio sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Plage De Roccapina
Highlights from your plan
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Bastion de L'Etendard ©
Bastion de L'Etendard

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