18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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18 days in France Itinerary

Start: London
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Bayeux
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: London

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris sightseeing planning app .

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
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 28th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then Head underground at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda travel planning app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Chateau de Beynac, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac ©
Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): scramble along the landscape with Bureau des moniteurs du gard, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and then steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Canoe Evasion, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and then sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Avignon in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, Avignon is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, Canoe Evasion, Bureau des Moniteurs du Gard, Distillerie A. Blachere
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

4
nights
Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Bormes-Les-Mimosas ©
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. Get outdoors at La plage and Plage de la Faviere. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de Gigaro. Take a break from Bormes-Les-Mimosas with a short trip to Heraclee Beach in La Croix-Valmer, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Estagnol, stroll through Plage de Cavaliere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame De Constance, and learn about winemaking at Domaine Sainte Marie.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bormes-Les-Mimosas online attractions planner .

You can drive from Avignon to Bormes-Les-Mimosas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Avignon in July: highs in Bormes-Les-Mimosas hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Le Lavandou
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
La plage ©
La plage

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Plage de l'Escalet and Coco Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Castel Plage and Plage de Pampelonne. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Tropez (La Ponche Beach & Plage des Canebiers). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice travel app .

You can drive from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Bormes-Les-Mimosas in August, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, Marineland, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
Highlights from your plan
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Marineland ©
Marineland
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne

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 9th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, and finally take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): kick back and relax at Juno Beach, stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Bayeux route app .

Getting from Nice to Bayeux by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, things will get slightly colder in Bayeux: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Omaha Beach, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Juno Beach
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant

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