16 days in Paris, South of France & Locarno Itinerary

16 days in Paris, South of France & Locarno Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 2 nights
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Arles, France
— 2 nights
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Hyeres, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Visiting Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle), Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly City). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and contemplate the long history of Hotel de Ville.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris attractions planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Paris is 9 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in Paris at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

— 2 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, and then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Beynac. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque, then explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac, then contemplate the long history of Le Regourdou, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Hautefort.

To find maps and tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Sarlat-la-Caneda, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Arles.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arles, France

— 2 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
On the 4th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes). On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime, contemplate the long history of Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, then step into the grandiose world of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Arles trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Arles by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July since evenings lows in Arles dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hyeres, France

— 2 nights
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, stroll through Plage de Gigaro, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, steep yourself in history at Chateau d'Hyeres, and then kick back and relax at Plage noire du Langoustier.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hyeres holiday planner.

You can drive from Arles to Hyeres in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July in Hyeres, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
On the 8th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi and then stop by Vieille Ville. On your second day here, take a stroll through La Croisette, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Nice visit planner.

You can drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Hyeres in July, with lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Locarno.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Locarno, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte San Salvatore, then explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Lugano and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Locarno day trip planning site.

You can drive from Nice to Locarno in 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Locarno when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around 64°F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips