16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: Nur-Sultan
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Calvi, Corsica
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  3​h 15​min
3
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Albi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Rouen
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Nur-Sultan

1
night
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 19th (Sat), get outside with Cirque de Bonifatu, contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi, and then head outdoors with Wild Machja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Village abandonné d'Occi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Blaise, then view the masterpieces at Dans les Yeux de Lucie, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Calvi online tour itinerary maker .

Astana, Kazakhstan to Calvi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Alma-Ata Time (ALMT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 5 hours. In October, Calvi is much hotter than Astana - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Calenzana, Dans les Yeux de Lucie, Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste
Highlights from your plan
Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi
Scuba & Snorkeling
Village abandonné d'Occi ©
Village abandonné d'Occi

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Petit Sperone, and then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, then make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and finally kick back and relax at Plage de Stagnolu.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bonifacio trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Calvi to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Bonifacio, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Iles Lavezzi ©
Iles Lavezzi

2
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 23rd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), then get engrossed in the history at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, then explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then steep yourself in history at Site Archeologique de Glanum, and finally trek along Le Sentier des Ocres.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Avignon trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Bonifacio to Avignon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. When traveling from Bonifacio in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Avignon: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Arles, Site Archeologique de Glanum, Roman Theatre of Orange, Le Sentier des Ocres
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

1
night
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Cité de Carcassonne, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then take a stroll through Carcassonne Medieval City, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent's Church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Carcassonne Center, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne Center in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

2
nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Village Medieval de Lautrec, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, then get engrossed in the history at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Brousse le Chateau, then hike along Sentier de Decouverte "Sur les Traces de l'Enfant Sauvage", then stroll through Les Rocs de Cremaussel, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee du Saut du Tarn.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Albi journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Albi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Albi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Brousse le Chateau, Musee du Saut du Tarn, Sentier de Decouverte "Sur les Traces de l'Enfant Sauvage", Village Medieval de Lautrec, Les Rocs de Cremaussel
Highlights from your plan
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©

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night
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Battle of Normandy, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Memorial of Caen.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux trip builder website .

You can fly from Albi to Bayeux in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Albi in October, expect Bayeux to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Memorial de Caen, Normandy American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

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night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then examine the collection at Musee de la Corderie Vallois, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rouen trip planner .

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Rouen, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Musee de la Corderie Vallois, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and finally step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Rouen to Paris by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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