21 days in Paris, Saint-Malo & Carcassonne Itinerary

21 days in Paris, Saint-Malo & Carcassonne Itinerary

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Paris
— 7 nights
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Saint-Malo
— 6 nights
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Carcassonne
— 7 nights
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Paris

— 7 nights

City of Light

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and National Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: visit Latin Quarter, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, and see the interesting displays at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip itinerary maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Paris is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: highs in Paris hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Saint-Malo

— 6 nights
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centre Historique de Vannes and Fort La Latte. Take a break from the city and head to Plage du Sillon and Parc Indian Forest Morieux. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Malo: Cap d'Erquy (in Erquy), Le Gouessant (in Lamballe) and Mont-Saint-Michel (Maison de Bertrand du Guesclin, Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: expand your understanding of the military at Fort National, make a trip to La Cite d'Aleth, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint-Malo Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Les Remparts de Dinan.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saint-Malo online trip maker.

You can take a train from Paris to Saint-Malo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Paris in August, you will find days in Saint-Malo are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 7 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria' and Museum of the Middle Ages. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Promenade du Front de Mer. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Rennes-le-Chateau (Tour Magdala & Rennes le chateau), Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Bourg (in Rabastens) and Albi (Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy & Pont Vieux). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, and contemplate the long history of Fort Saint-Elme.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne travel site.

Fly from Saint-Malo to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint-Malo in August; daily highs in Carcassonne reach 33°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips