15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Bristol
+2
Train + Subway + Train:  3 h 45 min
1
Calais
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
2
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  6 h 30 min
4
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Shuttle + Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Bristol

1
night
Calais

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais and then kick back and relax at Calais Beach. On your second day here, examine the collection at Musée de la Guerre de Calais and then enjoy the sand and surf at Le Touquet Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Calais online visit planner.

Bristol, UK to Calais is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bristol to Calais. In August, daytime highs in Calais are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Calais

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Le Touquet Beach
Highlights from your plan
Calais Beach ©
Calais Beach
Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais ©
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Chateau de Fontainebleau and Île de la Cité. Kids will enjoy The Army Museum and Petit Palais. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Latin Quarter, don't miss a visit to Ile Saint-Louis, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris route tool.

Traveling by train from Calais to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Calais in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Fontainebleau
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The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Latin Quarter ©
Latin Quarter

2
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. On the 19th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Piscines Naturelles de Cavu, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at plage de Tamaricciu. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Plage du Petit Sperone, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Porto-Vecchio route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Porto-Vecchio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get a bit warmer in Porto-Vecchio: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
Highlights from your plan
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu ©
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
Scuba & Snorkeling
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu

3
nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc ©
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Explore hidden gems such as Caverne du Pont-d'Arc and Chateau de Grignan. Kids will appreciate attractions like Gorges de l'Ardeche and Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac. Get out of town with these interesting Vallon-Pont-d'Arc side-trips: Cascades du Sautadet (in La Roque-sur-Ceze) and Grotte de la Salamandre (in Mejannes-le-Clap). The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc journey maker website.

Getting from Porto-Vecchio to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chateau de Grignan, Cascades du Sautadet, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, Grotte de la Salamandre
Highlights from your plan
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Caverne du Pont-d'Arc ©
Caverne du Pont-d'Arc

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Bring the kids along to Calanques and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau des Baux de Provence and Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange), Colorado Provencal (in Rustrel) and Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence trip maker tool.

Getting from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Calanques, Le Sentier des Ocres, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, Roman Theatre of Orange, Chateau des Baux de Provence
Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Baux de Provence ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Calanques ©
Calanques

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.
On the 27th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Clocher Observatoire, visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, thenstroll through Plage de Chatelaillon, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois, make a trip to Caserne de Brouage, and then see the interesting displays at Association Hermione-La Fayette.

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Traveling by combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and car from Aix-en-Provence to La Rochelle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Aix-en-Provence in August, with highs in La Rochelle at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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