21 days in France Itinerary

21 days in France Itinerary

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21 days in France Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Saint-Cyprien
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Bordeaux
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Cannes
— 4 nights
Fly + Ferry:  12 h 30 min
End: Toronto

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee National Eugene Delacroix. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Montmartre, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and visit Place de la Bastille.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Saint-Cyprien.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Saint-Cyprien

Saint-Cyprien ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Beynac and The Maison Forte de Reignac. Get some historical perspective at Chateau de Castelnaud and Abri de Cap Blanc.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Cyprien visit site.

Getting from Paris to Saint-Cyprien by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: highs in Saint-Cyprien hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Saint-Cyprien

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Chateau de Beynac, Abri de Cap Blanc, The Maison Forte de Reignac
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
The Maison Forte de Reignac ©
The Maison Forte de Reignac

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, then explore the world behind art at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, and then see the interesting displays at Château Maucaillou - Musée des arts et métiers de la vigne. On the next day, admire the striking features of Pey-Berland Tower and then wander the streets of Port of the Moon.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux route website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Cyprien to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Château Maucaillou - Musée des arts et métiers de la vigne
Highlights from your plan
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Pey-Berland Tower ©
Pey-Berland Tower

3
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau Comtal and Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Terre Liquide and Gorges d'Heric. Venture out of the city with trips to Rennes-le-Chateau (Rennes le chateau & Musee Berenger Sauniere).

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center road trip planning site.

Take a train from Bordeaux to Carcassonne Center in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Carcassonne Center can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Rennes-le-Chateau, Mons
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

3
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.
Pont du Gard and Chateau des Baux de Provence are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Roman Theatre of Orange. Take a break from Avignon with a short trip to Site Archeologique de Glanum in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, wander the streets of Ile de la Barthelasse, and snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Avignon online trip maker.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Avignon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau des Baux de Provence, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Site Archeologique de Glanum, Pont du Gard, Roman Theatre of Orange
Highlights from your plan
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum

4
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Lérins Islands. Palais Lascaris and Musée National Picasso will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Vieille Ville (in Nice) and Chapelle du Rosaire (in Vence). It doesn't end there: take a stroll through La Croisette and examine the collection at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Cannes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Cannes, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nice, Musée National Picasso, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Chapelle du Rosaire
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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