22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

22 days in France Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Calvi, Corsica
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  4​h 45​min
3
Carcassonne Center
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Bayeux
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Montreal

4
nights
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.
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint-Paul de Vence and Vieille Ville. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Villeneuve-Loubet), Cannes (Rue d'Antibes, Le Suquet, & more) and Choisy La Galerie (in St-Paul-de-Vence). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Palais Lascaris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de la Sainte-Famille, and explore the historical opulence of Ruines de Rocca Sparviera.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nice online tour itinerary planner .

Montreal, Canada to Nice is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Montreal to Nice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, Coaraze, St-Paul-de-Vence, Eglise de la Sainte-Famille, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Highlights from your plan
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

3
nights
Calvi, Corsica

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. Visit Citadelle de Calvi and Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste for their historical value. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature Reserve of Scandola will get you outdoors. Take a break from Calvi with a short trip to Dans les Yeux de Lucie in Feliceto, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Foret d'Aitone, make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, enjoy the sand and surf at Arinella and Algaio Beach, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Calvi online route planner .

Getting from Nice to Calvi by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Corsica, Dans les Yeux de Lucie, Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola

4
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eglise Saint-Nazaire and Chateau Comtal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne Center: Abbaye Saint Benoit d'en Calcat (in Dourgne), Maison Guinot (in Limoux) and Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (in Espira-de-Conflent). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Carcassonne Medieval City, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Peyrepertuse, don't miss a visit to Cité de Carcassonne, and steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne Center driving holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Calvi to Carcassonne Center in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Carcassonne Center are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Albi, Abbaye Saint Benoit d'en Calcat, Maison Guinot, Chateaux de Lastours, Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and Airborne Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Omaha Beach and Notre Dame Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, learn about all things military at Memorial of Caen, and explore the galleries of Museum of the Battle of Normandy.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read our Bayeux route planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Carcassonne Center to Bayeux takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Bayeux is a bit cooler than Carcassonne Center - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Memorial de Caen, Pointe du Hoc, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Normandy American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Montmartre and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, stroll the grounds of The Catacombs of Paris, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip app .

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

Similar Plans

26 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in France BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in France BY A USER FROM IRELAND August, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA June, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in France BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA March, teens, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Belgium, France & Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Europe BY A USER FROM TAIWAN August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in United States, France & Toronto BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA April, teens, kids, culture, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, culture, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in France BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA March, romantic, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans