15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: Male
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
1
Albi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Arles
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Male

3
nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and Grotte du Pech-Merle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie and Village de Conques. Change things up with these side-trips from Albi: La Vigne des Garbasses (in Cabanes), L'Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy (in Conques) and Musee Soulages (in Rodez). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, snap pictures at Viaduc de Millau, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Albi trip itinerary maker .

Male, Maldives to Albi is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Maldives Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Male in November, with highs in Albi at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Arles.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Conques, Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie, Musee Soulages, Pont Valentre, Viaduc de Millau
Highlights from your plan
Village de Conques ©
Village de Conques
Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy ©
Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy
Les Jardins de la Berbie ©
Les Jardins de la Berbie

2
nights
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
On the 19th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, then identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime, and finally steep yourself in history at Amphitheatre (les Arenes). On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Site Archeologique de Glanum, admire the striking features of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Departemental Arles Antique.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Arles trip planner .

Getting from Albi to Arles by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Arles, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, Chateau des Baux de Provence
Highlights from your plan
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole ©
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole
Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum

2
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.
On the 21st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel, then step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, and then look for gifts at KOCOTTE. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps).

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bonifacio itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Arles to Bonifacio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Traveling from Arles in November, you will find days in Bonifacio are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio

2
nights
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer ©
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. On the 23rd (Sat), witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement. Keep things going the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, see the interesting displays at Airborne Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer journey planner .

You can fly from Bonifacio to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In November, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is little chillier than Bonifacio - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Pointe du Hoc, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Airborne Museum
Highlights from your plan
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue du Gros-Horloge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Jumieges, then take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, and then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen online day trip planner .

You can drive from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, Memorial de Caen, Abbaye de Jumieges, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, Pegasus Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges
Pegasus Memorial ©
Pegasus Memorial
Gros-Horloge ©
Gros-Horloge

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