25 days in France Itinerary

25 days in France Itinerary

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25 days in France Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  5 h 15 min
1
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Vannes
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Amboise
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Les Sables-d'Olonne
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Cauterets
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Ganges
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Moustiers Sainte-Marie
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
11
Cannes
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
12
Chamonix
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
End: London

1
night
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Omaha Beach and then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

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London, UK to Bayeux is an approximately 5.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Bayeux sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vannes.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery

1
night
Vannes

Vannes ©
Founded over 2,000 years ago, Vannes is a vacation harbor town with beaches, shopping, museums, and gardens, as well as interesting medieval city gates and timber-framed houses scattered throughout its Old Town.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Port De St Goustan and then explore the activities along Canal de Nantes a Brest.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vannes road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Vannes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vannes can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Vannes

Trails Parks Nature

Side Trips

Port De St Goustan, Canal de Nantes a Brest
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Canal de Nantes a Brest ©
Canal de Nantes a Brest
Port De St Goustan ©
Port De St Goustan

1
night
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 19th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal d'Amboise and then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amboise day trip website.

Traveling by car from Vannes to Amboise takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Les Sables-d'Olonne.

Things to do in Amboise

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

1
night
Les Sables-d'Olonne

Les Sables-d'Olonne ©
Les Sables-d'Olonne is a seaside town in western France, on the Atlantic Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get some thrills out on the water with Scoot-Wave.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Les Sables-d'Olonne online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Amboise to Les Sables-d'Olonne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Les Sables-d'Olonne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Les Sables-d'Olonne

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Scoot-Wave ©
Scoot-Wave

3
nights
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil ©
Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Take a break from the city and head to Canoe Roquegeoffre and Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac. Get out of town with these interesting Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil side-trips: Brantome Canoe (in Brantome en Perigord City), Lac Jemaye Regional Park (in La Jemaye) and Chateau de Castelnaud (in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle). There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Rouffignac.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Les Sables-d'Olonne to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Les Sables-d'Olonne in July, expect nights in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cauterets.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Grotte de Rouffignac, Brantome Canoe, Lac Jemaye Regional Park, Canoe Roquegeoffre
Highlights from your plan
Grotte de Rouffignac ©
Grotte de Rouffignac
Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac ©
Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac
Canoe Roquegeoffre ©
Canoe Roquegeoffre

2
nights
Cauterets

Cauterets
Revered as a spa town and ski resort, Cauterets is a leisurely place well known for its abundant, naturally warm thermal springs and winter sports, such as skiing.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Pont d'Espagne. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac D'Estaing, then explore the activities along Gaube Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Bridge of Napoleon.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cauterets route maker site.

You can drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Cauterets in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Cauterets

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bridge of Napoleon, Lac D'Estaing
Highlights from your plan
Gaube Lake
Gaube Lake
Lac D'Estaing ©
Lac D'Estaing
Bridge of Napoleon ©
Bridge of Napoleon

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night
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere and then explore the activities along Canal du Midi.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center trip tool.

Drive from Cauterets to Carcassonne Center in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ganges.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Canal du Midi
Highlights from your plan
Canal du Midi
Canal du Midi
Lac de la Cavayere ©
Lac de la Cavayere

1
night
Ganges

Ganges
To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ganges travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Carcassonne Center to Ganges in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to Marseille.

Things to do in Ganges

Outdoors Tours Adventure

4
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.
Get outdoors at Calanques and Chateau d'If. Venture out of the city with trips to Destination Calanques Kayak Cassis (in Cassis), ExpeNature (in La Ciotat) and Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Marseille day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ganges to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cassis, Le Sentier des Ocres, ExpeNature
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
ExpeNature ©
ExpeNature
Calanques ©
Calanques

1
night
Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Moustiers Sainte-Marie ©
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. On the 1st (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lac De Sainte Croix and then take in the dramatic natural features at Les Gorges du Verdon.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Moustiers Sainte-Marie travel planning tool.

Drive from Marseille to Moustiers Sainte-Marie in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Moustiers Sainte-Marie, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Les Gorges du Verdon, Lac De Sainte Croix
Highlights from your plan
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Lac De Sainte Croix ©
Lac De Sainte Croix

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lérins Islands and Easy Dive. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Diamond Diving, discover the deep blue sea with Cote Plongee, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Honorat, and take a tour by water with Cannes Standup Paddle.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cannes trip planner.

You can drive from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Cannes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Moustiers Sainte-Marie in August, expect nights in Cannes to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Cannes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Antibes, Ile Saint-Honorat, Diamond Diving
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Diamond Diving ©
Diamond Diving
Easy Dive ©
Easy Dive

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aiguille du Midi and Lake Annecy. It doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons and fly down the slopes at Vallee Blanche.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chamonix trip planner.

You can drive from Cannes to Chamonix in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Annecy
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons

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