16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
Fly:  6 h
1
La Rochelle
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
2
Chatelaillon-Plage
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Bordeaux
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Toulouse
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Montpellier
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
7
Nimes
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
8
Avignon
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
9
Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
10
Marseille
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Cannes
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
12
Antibes
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
13
Nice
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h
14
Lyon
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 45 min
End: Brussels

1
day
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 5th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at L’Eglise de Surgeres, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cognac J. Normandin-Mercier, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Boyard.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the La Rochelle vacation builder app.

Brussels, Belgium to La Rochelle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Brussels in June since evenings lows in La Rochelle dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chatelaillon-Plage.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cognac J. Normandin-Mercier, Fort Boyard, L’Eglise de Surgeres
Highlights from your plan
Fort Boyard
Fort Boyard
L’Eglise de Surgeres ©
L’Eglise de Surgeres
Cognac J. Normandin-Mercier ©
Cognac J. Normandin-Mercier

1
night
Chatelaillon-Plage

Chatelaillon-Plage ©
Châtelaillon-Plage is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.It is located south of the city of La Rochelle and is also a suburb. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette, thensee the interesting displays at Fort Vauban, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Chatelaillon, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Aunis Karting.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chatelaillon-Plage trip planner.

Chatelaillon-Plage is very close to La Rochelle. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Chatelaillon-Plage

Beaches Parks Museums

Side Trips

Association Hermione-La Fayette, Fort Vauban, Aunis Karting
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
Association Hermione-La Fayette ©
Association Hermione-La Fayette
Fort Vauban ©
Fort Vauban

1
day
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): wander the streets of Port of the Moon, thenmake a trip to Place de la Bourse, thendo a tasting at Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Saint Ahon.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux planning website.

Traveling by car from Chatelaillon-Plage to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Saint Ahon ©
Chateau Saint Ahon
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Port of the Moon ©
Port of the Moon

2
nights
Toulouse

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 8th (Thu), get curious at Cite de l'espace and then contemplate the long history of Church of Les Jacobins.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Toulouse journey planning site.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Toulouse sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Church of Les Jacobins
Church of Les Jacobins

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night
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, thensteep yourself in history at Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center trip planner.

Getting from Toulouse to Carcassonne Center by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Carcassonne Center sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Montpellier.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Abbey of Saint-Hilaire
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne ©

1
night
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take a stroll through Place de la Comedie, thenlearn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de Maguelone.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Montpellier trip planner.

Getting from Carcassonne Center to Montpellier by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nimes.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wineries Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cathedrale de Maguelone
Highlights from your plan
Bertrand Bosc ©
Bertrand Bosc
Cathedrale de Maguelone ©
Cathedrale de Maguelone
Place de la Comedie ©
Place de la Comedie

1
night
Nimes

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
On the 11th (Sun), tee off at Golf de Nimes Vacquerolles and then catch a live event at Arenes de Nimes.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nimes online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Nimes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Nimes sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Nimes

Golf Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Golf de Nimes Vacquerolles ©
Golf de Nimes Vacquerolles
Arenes de Nimes ©
Arenes de Nimes

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange, do a tasting at Les Caves Saint Charles, don't miss a visit to Pont d'Avignon, thenstep into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Avignon trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Nimes to Avignon in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Avignon are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Les Caves Saint Charles, Roman Theatre of Orange
Highlights from your plan
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Les Caves Saint Charles ©
Les Caves Saint Charles

1
night
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 13th (Tue), wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence trip planning site.

Getting from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vieil Aix ©
Vieil Aix
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

1
night
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and then visit The Panier.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Marseille, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Panier ©
The Panier
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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night
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Mace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, and then stop by Le Suquet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): get outside with Plage du Martinez and then wander the streets of La Croisette.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes route builder.

Drive from Marseille to Cannes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Marseille in June, expect nights in Cannes to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance ©
Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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night
Antibes

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Presbytère, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Juan les Pins Main Beach, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe).

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Antibes vacation planner.

Antibes is just a stone's throw from Cannes. June in Antibes sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Presbytère
Highlights from your plan
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes ©
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes
Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) ©
Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)
Presbytère ©
Presbytère

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Nice

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and then kick back and relax at Paloma Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice online visit planner.

Drive from Antibes to Nice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Villa Kerylos
Highlights from your plan
Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Paloma Beach ©
Paloma Beach

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night
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): wander the streets of The Presqu'ile, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, thendon't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally wander the streets of Croix-Rousse.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Lyon by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lyon, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
The Presqu'ile ©
The Presqu'ile
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

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