16 days in France & Palma de Mallorca Itinerary

16 days in France & Palma de Mallorca Itinerary

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Montbazon, France
— 2 nights
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Sancerre, France
— 1 night
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Clermont-Ferrand, France
— 1 night
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Aiguines, France
— 3 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Palma de Mallorca
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 8 nights

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Montbazon, France

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Château de l'Islette.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Montbazon travel route tool.

Paris to Montbazon is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Montbazon are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sancerre.

Things to do in Montbazon

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Sancerre, France

— 1 night
Sancerre is a medieval hilltop town, commune and canton in the Cher department of central France overlooking the Loire River. On the 26th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Henri Bourgeois, then learn about winemaking at Vinitour Centre-Loire, then make a trip to Tour des Fiefs, and finally see the interesting displays at Maison des Sancerre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sancerre driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Montbazon to Sancerre in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sancerre are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Sancerre

Wineries · Museums

Clermont-Ferrand, France

— 1 night

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at L'Aventure Michelin and then get in on the family fun at Vulcania.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Clermont-Ferrand trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sancerre to Clermont-Ferrand takes 3 hours. August in Clermont-Ferrand sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Aiguines.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Aiguines, France

— 3 nights
Aiguines is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Get out of town with these interesting Aiguines side-trips: Golf du Chateau de Taulane (in La Martre) and Ferme de La Celestine (in Moissac-Bellevue). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lac de Sainte-Croix, get great views at Chapelle Saint Pierre, see the interesting displays at Musee Des Tourneurs Sur Bois, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Aiguines.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Aiguines trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Aiguines in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Clermont-Ferrand in August: high temperatures in Aiguines hover around 37°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Aiguines

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

— 8 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Change things up with these side-trips from Palma de Mallorca: Cala Millor Beach (in Cala Millor), Cala Anguila (in Manacor) and Cuevas del Drach (in Porto Cristo). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra de Tramuntana, stroll through Parc Natural de Mondrago, and kick back and relax at Platja d'es Trenc.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aiguines to Palma de Mallorca. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.