18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sainte-Mere-Eglise
— 1 night
2
Bordeaux
— 4 nights
3
Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
4
Avignon
— 3 nights
5
Nice
— 3 nights

1
night
Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Sainte-Mere-Eglise ©
Sainte-Mère-Église is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France. On the 10th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum and then take in the history at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. On the next day, explore the galleries of Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Sainte-Mere-Eglise tour itinerary app.

Sydney, Australia to Sainte-Mere-Eglise is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In April, Sainte-Mere-Eglise is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bayeux, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Highlights from your plan
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie ©
Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion and Cordouan Lighthouse Phare de Cordouan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Fleche Saint-Michel and Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion (Chateau Fonplegade & Chateau Guadet), Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes) and Eglise St Eloi (in Andernos-les-Bains). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Roquetaillade, stop by Port of the Moon, learn about winemaking at Chateau Lardy, and stop by Jean D'Alos Fromager Affineur.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bordeaux travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sainte-Mere-Eglise to Bordeaux in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sainte-Mere-Eglise in April, you will find days in Bordeaux are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont, Chateau de Roquetaillade, Chateau de Reignac, Chateau Lardy
Highlights from your plan
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion ©
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont ©
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont
Cordouan Lighthouse Phare de Cordouan ©
Cordouan Lighthouse Phare de Cordouan

3
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Chateau Royale de Collioure and Rennes le chateau are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Chateau Comtal and Chateaux de Lastours are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Musee Berenger Sauniere in Rennes-le-Chateau (about 54 minutes away).

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Getting from Bordeaux to Carcassonne Center by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Carcassonne Center can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Rennes-le-Chateau, Chateau Royale de Collioure, Chateaux de Lastours
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Chateaux de Lastours ©
Chateaux de Lastours
Rennes le chateau ©
Rennes le chateau

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Ile de la Barthelasse and Pont d'Avignon. Get a sense of the local culture at Site Archeologique de Glanum and Chateau des Baux de Provence. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard), Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange) and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Avignon vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Chateau des Baux de Provence, Pont du Gard, Roman Theatre of Orange, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Site Archeologique de Glanum
Highlights from your plan
Ile de la Barthelasse ©
Ile de la Barthelasse
Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

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nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Le Suquet and Fort du Mont Alban. Get some cultural insight at Chapelle de Notre-Dame de Vie and Lérins Islands. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle du Rosaire, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip builder app.

You can drive from Avignon to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Cannes, Fort du Mont Alban, Chapelle de Notre-Dame de Vie, Chapelle du Rosaire, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Highlights from your plan
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Chapelle du Rosaire ©
Chapelle du Rosaire
Chapelle de Notre-Dame de Vie ©
Chapelle de Notre-Dame de Vie

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