22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Nice
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Strasbourg
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Reims
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Amboise
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Sainte-Mere-Eglise
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
+7
Train + Foot + Tram + Bus + Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h 15 min
8
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Millau
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
10
Chamonix
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Wed), examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Place Massena, then get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, and then take a stroll through La Croisette.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice online itinerary planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Nice is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cape Town in April: highs in Nice hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Saint-Paul de Vence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, La Croisette
Highlights from your plan
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze

1
night
Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in some culture at Christmas Market (Christkindelsmarik), walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, then take a stroll through La Petite France, and finally take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg online day trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Strasbourg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Strasbourg when traveling from Nice in April, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Reims.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks Events Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parc de l'Orangerie ©
Parc de l'Orangerie
Alsatian Museum ©
Alsatian Museum
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

2
nights
Reims

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 9th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Museum of the Surrender, then learn about winemaking at Champagne Lanson, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame-en-Vaux, then learn about winemaking at Champagne Pierre Legras, then do a tasting at Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Tau.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Reims road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Reims in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Reims can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars, Champagne Pierre Legras, Notre-Dame-en-Vaux
Highlights from your plan
Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars ©
Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars
Museum of the Surrender ©
Museum of the Surrender
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau

3
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Change things up with these side-trips from Amboise: Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny), Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and ZooParc de Beauval (in Saint-Aignan). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, and get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amboise tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Reims to Amboise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Reims in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Amboise, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Chambord, ZooParc de Beauval
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
ZooParc de Beauval ©
ZooParc de Beauval
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie and Pegasus Bridge. Take a break from Bayeux with a short trip to Pegasus Memorial in Ranville, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, and steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Bayeux online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Amboise to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Bayeux sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Ranville, Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery, Memorial de Caen, Musee du debarquement
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie ©
Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Sainte-Mere-Eglise ©
Sainte-Mère-Église is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France. On the 17th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Gratot, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Pirou, then head outdoors with Utah Avel Mor, and finally get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Le Phare de Gatteville, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ravalet, and then take in the history at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sainte-Mere-Eglise online route planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Sainte-Mere-Eglise in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Sainte-Mere-Eglise are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Le Phare de Gatteville, Chateau des Ravalet, Chateau de Gratot, Chateau Fort de Pirou
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Fort de Pirou ©
Chateau Fort de Pirou
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Chateau des Ravalet ©
Chateau des Ravalet

2
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 19th (Tue), take a tour by water with Le Port Miniature, engage your brain at Cite des Telecoms, then ride a horse along Equinature Bretagne, and finally stroll through Sentier des douaniers. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Lannion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Brelevenez, and then take a memorable tour with Armor Navigation.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Perros-Guirec online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sainte-Mere-Eglise to Perros-Guirec in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lannion, Pleumeur Bodou
Highlights from your plan
Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Armor Navigation ©
Armor Navigation
Cite des Telecoms ©
Cite des Telecoms

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night
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): look for gifts at l'Atelier des Vignerons, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Mirepoix, then get active on the water at Rodeoraft, and then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center trip builder website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Perros-Guirec to Carcassonne Center in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perros-Guirec in April, you will find days in Carcassonne Center are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Millau.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

l'Atelier des Vignerons, Rodeoraft, Mirepoix
Highlights from your plan
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne ©
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

2
nights
Millau

Millau ©
Best known for its sheepskin gloves, Millau was at the head of the French fashion industry for gloves for two centuries.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Gorges du Tarn, snap pictures at Viaduc de Millau, and then see Parc de Loisirs des Bouscaillous. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Commanderie Templiere et Hospitaliere du Larzac - Ste-Eulalie de Cernon, explore the fascinating underground world of Aven Armand, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Peyrelade.

Plan my Millau trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Millau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Carcassonne Center in April, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Millau. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Millau

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aven Armand, Gorges du Tarn, Commanderie Templiere et Hospitaliere du Larzac - Ste-Eulalie de Cernon, Chateau de Peyrelade
Highlights from your plan
Gorges du Tarn ©
Gorges du Tarn
Aven Armand ©
Aven Armand
Parc de Loisirs des Bouscaillous ©
Parc de Loisirs des Bouscaillous

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night
Chamonix

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 25th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Massage Chamonix, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons, and then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chamonix travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Millau to Chamonix takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Nature Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons
Lac Blanc ©
Lac Blanc

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