19 days in France Itinerary

19 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Durango
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  17 h 45 min
1
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Caen
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Clermont-Ferrand
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h 30 min
4
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  5 h 30 min
6
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Albi
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Drive:  21 h 30 min
End: Durango

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 16th (Tue), take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then examine the collection at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, and finally contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Jumieges. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Rouen trip itinerary planner.

Durango, USA to Rouen is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle, car, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Durango in July, you will find days in Rouen are little chillier (73°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Abbaye de Jumieges
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Historial Jeanne d’Arc ©
Historial Jeanne d’Arc
Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges
Gros-Horloge ©
Gros-Horloge

3
nights
Caen

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer and Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Airborne Museum and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Caen: Pointe du Hoc (in Cricqueville-en-Bessin), Cathedrale Notre-Dame (in Bayeux) and Omaha Beach (in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, and examine the collection at Musee du debarquement.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Caen trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Caen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Caen

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, Cathedrale Notre-Dame
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Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen
Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer ©
Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum

3
nights
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand ©
Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Tournoel and Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption. Explore hidden gems such as Lac Pavin and Telepherique du Sancy. Step out of Clermont-Ferrand with an excursion to Chateau de Murol in Murol--about 44 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Sun) among the fascinating landscape of Puy-de-Dome Volcano. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at L'Aventure Michelin.

Before you visit Clermont-Ferrand, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Caen to Clermont-Ferrand in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. While traveling from Caen, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Clermont-Ferrand, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Telepherique du Sancy, Chateau de Tournoel, Chateau de Murol, Lac Pavin
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Chateau de Tournoel ©
Chateau de Tournoel
Lac Pavin ©
Lac Pavin
Telepherique du Sancy ©
Telepherique du Sancy

3
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Plage du Petit Sperone. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Iles Lavezzi. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto-Vecchio: Bonifacio (Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps) & Grottes de Bonifacio) and Piscines Naturelles de Cavu (in Sainte Lucie De Porto Vecchio). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Porto-Vecchio trip maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Porto-Vecchio in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Clermont-Ferrand in July, with highs in Porto-Vecchio at 87°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Calvi.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu ©
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu

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. On the 27th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, enjoy the sand and surf at Arinella and Algaio Beach, then make a trip to Phare de la Pietra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Sant'Antonino, and finally make a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Calvi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Porto-Vecchio to Calvi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Calvi, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Calvi

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Corsica, Phare de la Pietra, Eglise de Sant'Antonino
Highlights from your plan
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Les Calanche Cliffs ©
Les Calanche Cliffs
Arinella and Algaio Beach ©
Arinella and Algaio Beach

2
nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc ©
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Get outdoors at Grotte de la Salamandre and La Grotte des Demoiselles. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Coucouz'Art. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the stunning scenery at Gorges de l'Ardeche, Head underground at Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, and look for gifts at La Maison des Artisans.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip planner.

Getting from Calvi to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, La Maison des Artisans, Coucouz'Art, La Grotte des Demoiselles, Grotte de la Salamandre
Highlights from your plan
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre
Kayaking & Canoeing
La Grotte des Demoiselles ©
La Grotte des Demoiselles

2
nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Forteresse de Najac, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Albi online trip maker.

You can drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Albi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in July, expect nights in Albi to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are slightly colder, around 81°F. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Forteresse de Najac
Highlights from your plan
Forteresse de Najac ©
Forteresse de Najac
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

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