15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Blois
— 2 nights
2
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
3
Albi
— 1 night
4
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
5
Cannes
— 2 nights
6
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
7
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights

2
nights
Blois

Blois ©
Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin and Chateau de Cheverny. Visit Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire and Chateau Royal de Blois for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Blois: Orléans Cathedral (in Orleans), Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry) and Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau).

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Blois tour itinerary planner.

Paris to Blois is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July in Blois, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, Orléans Cathedral, Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin ©
Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire ©
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire

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 4th (Sun): get great views at Clocher Observatoire, visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Chatelaillon, and finally explore the activities along Vieux Port. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Saintes, examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette, and then examine the collection at Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle online tour planner.

Drive from Blois to La Rochelle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in La Rochelle are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rochefort, Clocher Observatoire, Amphitheatre de Saintes, Plage de Chatelaillon, Phare des Baleines
Highlights from your plan
Clocher Observatoire ©
Clocher Observatoire
Amphitheatre de Saintes ©
Amphitheatre de Saintes
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois ©
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the views from Pont Vieux, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, take an in-depth tour of Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Albi route builder.

You can drive from La Rochelle to Albi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from La Rochelle in July, you will find days in Albi are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

3
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cathar Castles and Chateau Comtal. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eglise Saint-Nazaire and Paroisse Saint Nazaire. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Château de Salses (in Salses-Le-Chateau), Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet (in Ille-sur-Tet) and Chateau Royale de Collioure (in Collioure). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Grotte de Clamouse, steep yourself in history at Tour Romane de Puissalicon, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale St-Just.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip maker app.

Drive from Albi to Carcassonne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Carcassonne are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cathedrale St-Just, Château de Salses, Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, Chateau Royale de Collioure, Tour Romane de Puissalicon
Highlights from your plan
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Grotte de Clamouse ©
Grotte de Clamouse
Château de Salses ©
Château de Salses

2
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, thenstep off the mainland to explore Île Sainte-Marguerite, and finally wander the streets of Le Suquet.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cannes trip website.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Cannes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Paul de Vence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Highlights from your plan
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

2
nights
Bonifacio, Corsica

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 12th (Mon): make a trip to Bonifacio Citadel, thenstep off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, and then kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Plage de Rondinara, take a memorable tour with Tours, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps).

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bonifacio road trip planning tool.

Getting from Cannes to Bonifacio by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In July, daytime highs in Bonifacio are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Calvi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio

2
nights
Calvi, Corsica

Calvi ©
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 14th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Village abandonné d'Occi, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Sainte Marie Majeure, don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs, thenidentify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and finally make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Calvi trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Bonifacio to Calvi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Calvi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Calvi

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Corsica
Highlights from your plan
Village abandonné d'Occi ©
Village abandonné d'Occi
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Scuba & Snorkeling

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