17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
La Rochelle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Albi
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  4​h
6
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Buenos Aires

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Cath├ędrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Paris is 4 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Paris, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a 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

2
nights
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 14th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and then see the interesting displays at Airborne Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then take an in-depth tour of Memorial of Caen.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bayeux road trip app .

You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Airborne Museum, Memorial de Caen, Normandy American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

1
night
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 16th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier de L'ile Renote, identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, then stroll through Sentier des douaniers, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Sentier de L'ile Renote
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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, then meet the residents at Aquarium La Rochelle, then don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, and finally explore the activities along Vieux Port.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the La Rochelle trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to La Rochelle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Perros-Guirec in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in La Rochelle, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Albi.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Le Bunker de La Rochelle ©
Le Bunker de La Rochelle
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. On the 18th (Sat), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, then explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Albi journey planner .

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Albi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Albi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi and then steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps).

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bonifacio trip maker site .

Do a combination of train and flight from Albi to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In May, daily temperatures in Bonifacio can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Calvi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

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

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Pointe De La Revellata, make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Punta Spano, 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, and then head outdoors with Wild Machja.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Calvi sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bonifacio to Calvi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Calvi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Corsica
Highlights from your plan
Les Calanche Cliffs ©
Les Calanche Cliffs
Scuba & Snorkeling
Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra ©
Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blue Coast Brewing Company, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nice tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from Calvi to Nice by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Massif de l'Esterel
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze

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