16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: Hammamet
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Calvi, Corsica
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Albi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: Hammamet

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip planner.

Hammamet, Tunisia to Paris is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hammamet in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and American Cemetery & Memorial. Museum-lovers will get to explore Airborne Museum and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and German War Cemetery Marigny (in Marigny). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux route planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Bayeux are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Normandy American Cemetery, Mont Saint-Michel, Airborne Museum, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

2
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Sentier des douaniers, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, pause for some serene contemplation at La Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual, then steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Beauport, and finally identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, then kick back and relax at Tregastel - la Greve Blanche, then take in the dramatic natural features at Falaises de Tredrez, and finally don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint-Etienne de Plouezoc'h.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Perros-Guirec road trip planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Perros-Guirec can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

La Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual, Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, Abbaye de Beauport, Eglise Saint-Etienne de Plouezoc'h, Plage de la Greve Blanche
Highlights from your plan
Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles

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 15th (Sat), kick back and relax at Arinella and Algaio Beach, kick back and relax at Punta Spano, kick back and relax at Aregno Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, then take a memorable drive along Dans les Yeux de Lucie, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, then take in the waterfront activity at Galeria Marina, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Calvi driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Perros-Guirec to Calvi in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Perros-Guirec in June, with highs in Calvi at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Calvi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Aregno, Corsica, Galeria Marina, Dans les Yeux de Lucie
Highlights from your plan
Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 17th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Bonifacio Citadel, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Porto Novo. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamaricciu Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Piscines Naturelles de Cavu.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto-Vecchio day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Calvi to Porto-Vecchio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Porto-Vecchio sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Albi.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame d'Alban, explore the historical opulence of Forteresse de Najac, then get engrossed in the history at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Tour chateau Castelnau de Levis, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then see the interesting displays at Musee-Mine Departemental, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee du Saut du Tarn.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Albi driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto-Vecchio to Albi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Albi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eglise Notre Dame d'Alban, Musee du Saut du Tarn, Tour chateau Castelnau de Levis, Forteresse de Najac
Highlights from your plan
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Forteresse de Najac ©
Forteresse de Najac

2
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
On the 21st (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, don't miss a visit to Cité de Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, and finally take a stroll through Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne. On your second day here, examine the collection at Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria' and then admire the sheer force of Source Salee de la Sals.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center road trip planning site .

You can drive from Albi to Carcassonne Center in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria', La cité médiévale, Source Salee de la Sals
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

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