18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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18 days in France Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Toulouse
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Domme
— 3 nights
Taxi + Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Perigueux
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Nantes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv

3
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.
Explore Toulouse's surroundings by going to Cité de Carcassonne (in Carcassonne Center), O'Vineyards (in Villemoustaussou) and La Cite Medievale (in Carcassonne). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, steep yourself in history at Church of Les Jacobins, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Toulouse trip planning app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Toulouse is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in September: high temperatures in Toulouse hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Domme.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Carcassonne, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin

3
nights
Domme

Domme ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Domme: Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac) and Cite Religieuse (in Rocamadour).

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Domme trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Toulouse to Domme in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Toulouse in September since evenings lows in Domme dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perigueux.

Things to do in Domme

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Gouffre de Padirac, La Gare Robert Doisneau, Cite Religieuse, Mairie de Beynac-et-Cazenac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

3
nights
Perigueux

Perigueux ©
Périgueux is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.Périgueux is the prefecture of the départment. Explore Perigueux's surroundings by going to Saint jean de cole (in Saint-Jean-de-Cole), Bergerac City (Place de la Myrpe & Musee de la Ville (du Vin et de la Batellerie)) and Ferme Andrevias (in Sorges). Next up on the itinerary: wander the wide-open spaces of Brantome Police Horses & Friends, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Front, get some jogging in at Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Perigueux Saturday Street Market.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Perigueux trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Domme to Perigueux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Perigueux, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Perigueux

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bergerac City, Chateau de Puyguilhem, Saint-Jean de Cole, Brantome Police Horses & Friends, Ferme Andrevias
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Brantome Police Horses & Friends ©
Brantome Police Horses & Friends
Cathedrale St-Front ©
Cathedrale St-Front
Chateau de Puyguilhem ©
Chateau de Puyguilhem

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, then don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde), then get outside with La Rochelle Croisiere Haka, and then see the interesting displays at Association Hermione-La Fayette.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle online itinerary planner .

Drive from Perigueux to La Rochelle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nantes.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Association Hermione-La Fayette
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Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Towers of La Rochelle ©
Towers of La Rochelle

3
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Take a break from Nantes with a short trip to Puy du Fou in Les Epesses, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, stroll around Arboretum Cimetiere Parc, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nantes day trip planning app .

You can drive from La Rochelle to Nantes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Nantes are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Nantes

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Puy du Fou
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Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

3
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.
Take a break from Bordeaux with a short trip to Dune du Pilat in La Teste-de-Buch, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, and admire the striking features of Pey-Berland Tower.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Nantes to Bordeaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Dune du Pilat
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Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral

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