23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Saint-Malo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Versailles
— 2 nights
Train:  15 min
3
Paris
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Strasbourg
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Colmar
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Cannes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Carcassonne
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
9
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
10
Colleville-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
11
Etretat
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: London

1
night
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Centre Historique and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo vacation maker site.

London, UK to Saint-Malo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Saint-Malo. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mont Saint-Michel, Centre Historique
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo ©
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo
Plage du Sillon ©
Plage du Sillon

2
nights
Versailles

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 27th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, thenadmire the striking features of Palace of Versailles, thendon't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, and finally admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Grand Canal, thenwalk around Le Jardin de Versailles, thenstroll around Parc de Versailles, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Versailles trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Versailles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Saint-Malo in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Versailles, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Giverny
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet

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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.
On the 29th (Mon), wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, thenshop like a local with Champs-Elysees, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, thenadmire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally take a stroll through Montmartre.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris tour planner.

You can take a train from Versailles to Paris in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie, see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, thentake a stroll through La Petite France, and finally don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Strasbourg trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Strasbourg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Room Escape Games

1
night
Colmar

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, thenmake a trip to Statue of Liberty, thenmake a trip to Old Town, and finally wander the streets of Little Venice.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Colmar itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Strasbourg to Colmar by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Colmar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vieille ville d'Eguisheim
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Old Town ©
Old Town
Vieille ville d'Eguisheim ©
Vieille ville d'Eguisheim

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nice (Vieille Ville, Colline du Chateau overlook, &more). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands, make a trip to Les Murs Peints, kick back and relax at Plage du Soleil, and wander the streets of La Croisette.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Colmar to Cannes by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Colmar in July since evenings lows in Cannes dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Cannes

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nice, Plage du Soleil, Marineland
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

2
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stop by The Panier, thentake a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenmake a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Marseille route maker site.

You can drive from Cannes to Marseille in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calanques
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques

1
night
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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.
On the 8th (Wed), ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune, do a tasting at O'Vineyards, explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Just, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal du Midi, get to know the resident critters at Le Parc Australien, thentake an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole, and finally snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip planner.

Getting from Marseille to Carcassonne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cathedrale St-Just, Canal du Midi
Highlights from your plan
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Canal du Midi
Canal du Midi

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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.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at La Grande Dune du Pilat, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Front, thendo a tasting at Chateau Beaurang, thenexamine the collection at La Cite du Vin, and finally take in the views from Pont de Pierre.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Bordeaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

La Grande Dune du Pilat, Chateau Beaurang, Cathedrale St-Front
Highlights from your plan
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Cathedrale St-Front ©
Cathedrale St-Front

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nights
Colleville-sur-Mer

Colleville-sur-Mer ©
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. On the 13th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, see the interesting displays at Big Red One Assault Museum, learn about all things military at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, thenstroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, thengo for a walk through Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musee de la Meunerie, examine the collection at Musee de la Mine, and then experience rural life at La Grange au Mohair.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Colleville-sur-Mer trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Colleville-sur-Mer in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bordeaux in July; daily highs in Colleville-sur-Mer reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Le Molay-Littry, La Grange au Mohair
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Mine ©
Musee de la Mine
Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach ©

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nights
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, stroll around Les Jardins d'Etretat, examine the collection at Le Clos Arsene Lupin, don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, thentake some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, and finally admire the striking features of Palais Benedictine. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval, head outdoors with Le Fleuve La Veules, explore the world behind art at Chateau-Musee, thensee what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Jumieges.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Etretat road trip planning app.

Drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Etretat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Etretat can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Dieppe, Fecamp, Le Fleuve La Veules, Abbaye de Jumieges
Highlights from your plan
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Musee des Pecheries ©
Musee des Pecheries
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers

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