23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Napier
Fly:  32 h
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Lyon
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Sete
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Carcassonne
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Toulouse
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Bordeaux
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Nantes
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Concarneau
— 3 nights
drive:  3 h
9
Mont-Saint-Michel
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
10
Caen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Giverny
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
12
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly:  32 h
End: Napier

5
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker website.

Napier, New Zealand to Paris is an approximately 31- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Napier to Paris. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Seine River ©
Seine River

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hours
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vieux Lyon as well as Fourviere Hill. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon journey maker tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Sete.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

4
nights
Sete

Sete ©
Sète, known as Cette until 1928, is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Sete is known for museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Trois Digues, take some stellar pictures from Mont St-Clair, and enjoy the sea views from Phare Saint Louis.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sete travel route tool.

You can take a train from Lyon to Sete in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Sete, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will leave for Carcassonne on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Sete

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Phare Saint Louis ©
Phare Saint Louis
Mont St-Clair ©
Mont St-Clair

few
hours
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 3rd (Fri), admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and then contemplate the long history of Cité de Carcassonne.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Sete to Carcassonne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Toulouse.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Fountain of Neptune ©
Fountain of Neptune

1
night
Toulouse

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Toulouse trip planner.

Traveling by train from Carcassonne to Toulouse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Highlights from your plan
Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Observatoire Sainte-Cecile and then take in the dramatic natural features at La Grande Dune du Pilat.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux road trip app.

Traveling by train from Toulouse to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Observatoire Sainte-Cecile, La Grande Dune du Pilat
Highlights from your plan
Virtual Room Bordeaux ©
Virtual Room Bordeaux
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse

1
night
Nantes

Nantes
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Nantes driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Nantes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to Concarneau.

Things to do in Nantes

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

3
nights
Concarneau

Concarneau ©
Concarneau is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. Venture out of the city with trips to Locronan (Eglise de Saint Ronan & Centre Historique de Locronan). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Ville Close de Concarneau, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Keriolet, examine the collection at Musee de la Peche, and look for gifts at Maison Georges Larnicol.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Concarneau trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Nantes to Concarneau by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nantes in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Concarneau: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Concarneau

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trips

Locronan, Saint Corentin Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Ville Close de Concarneau ©
Ville Close de Concarneau
Saint Corentin Cathedral ©
Saint Corentin Cathedral
Port de Plaisance ©
Port de Plaisance

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hours
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel online holiday planner.

Take a train from Concarneau to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Caen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay
Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel

1
night
Caen

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
To find out how to plan a trip to Caen, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Caen takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Caen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Giverny.

Things to do in Caen

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

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hours
Giverny

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
On the 11th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Giverny holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Caen to Giverny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Giverny are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Giverny

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny ©
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny

2
nights
Paris

Paris
To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Giverny to Paris takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 13th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Shopping

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