20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bayonne
— 2 nights
2
Biarritz
— 3 nights
3
Albi
— 2 nights
4
Saint Clement des Baleines
— 1 night
5
Nantes
— 3 nights
6
Rouen
— 5 nights
7
Lille
— 3 nights

2
nights
Bayonne

Bayonne ©
Bayonne is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. Venture out of the city with trips to Golf Epherra (in Souraide), Eglise Saint-Cyprien (in Mendionde) and Ferme d'Agerria (in Saint-Martin-d'Arberoue). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, take an in-depth tour of Basque Museum (Musee Basque), get to know the fascinating history of La rue Port Neuf, and shop like a local with Didam.

Discover how to plan a Bayonne trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Lille to Bayonne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. July in Bayonne sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bayonne

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Golf Epherra, Eglise Saint-Cyprien, Ferme d'Agerria, Notre Dame de l'Assomption
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne
Basque Museum (Musee Basque) ©
Basque Museum (Musee Basque)
Spas

3
nights
Biarritz

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Change things up with these side-trips from Biarritz: Chapelle du Mont du Calvaire (in Urrugne), Initiation a la Cesta Punta (in Saint-Jean-de-Luz) and La Ferme Aux Piments (in Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de l'Uhabia, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Biarritz online attractions planner.

Biarritz is just a stone's throw from Bayonne. July in Biarritz sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Chapelle du Mont du Calvaire, Initiation a la Cesta Punta, La Terrasse, La Ferme Aux Piments, Cidrerie Txopinondo
Highlights from your plan
Plage de la Milady ©
Plage de la Milady
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge
Aquarium de Biarritz ©
Aquarium de Biarritz

2
nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, thensnap pictures at Pont Vieux, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Perdu. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, admire the striking features of Palais de la Berbie, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally do a tasting at Cave de Labastide.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Albi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Albi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Biarritz in July, you will find days in Albi are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint Clement des Baleines.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mount Perdu, Cave de Labastide
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy

1
night
Saint Clement des Baleines

Saint Clement des Baleines ©
Saint-Clément-des-Baleines is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at La Ferme des Baleines, stop by Ma cabane sur la Plage, have some family-friendly fun at Le Manege en Chanteur de Donin, thenenjoy the sea views from Phare des Baleines, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Conche des Baleines.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Clement des Baleines road trip planning tool.

Drive from Albi to Saint Clement des Baleines in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. While traveling from Albi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Saint Clement des Baleines, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nantes.

Things to do in Saint Clement des Baleines

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ars-en-Re
Highlights from your plan
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
La Ferme des Baleines ©
La Ferme des Baleines
Plage de la Conche des Baleines ©
Plage de la Conche des Baleines

3
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Venture out of the city with trips to Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses) and Cite Medievale de Guerande (in Guerande). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, admire the local landmark of Le Miroir d'Eau, take a stroll through Place Graslin, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nantes tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint Clement des Baleines to Nantes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Nantes are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Nantes

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puy du Fou, Cite Medievale de Guerande
Highlights from your plan
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

5
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Etretat (L'Aiguille Creuse, Falaises d'Etretat, &more), Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Musee des impressionnismes) and Colleville-sur-Mer (Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, Normandy American Cemetery, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and look for gifts at Fayencerie Augy.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen driving holiday planner.

Getting from Nantes to Rouen by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. When traveling from Nantes in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rouen: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Lille.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Etretat, Colleville-sur-Mer, Giverny, Bayeux, Eglise Saint-Etienne
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

3
nights
Lille

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Explore Lille's surroundings by going to Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel), Thiepval Memorial (in Authuille) and Calais Wine Superstore (in Calais). The adventure continues: make a trip to Grande Place, explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, examine the collection at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, and get your game on at AviaSim Lille.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lille trip planner.

Drive from Rouen to Lille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Lille, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lille

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Thiepval Memorial, Calais Wine Superstore, Albert Communal Cemetery Extension
Highlights from your plan
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Grande Place ©
Grande Place

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