41 days in France Itinerary

41 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Hammamet
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h 45 min
1
Saint-Malo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Perros-Guirec
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
La Rochelle
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Rocamadour
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Chamonix
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Gordes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Castellane
— 3 nights
Taxi + Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Cannes
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Calvi, Corsica
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Zonza, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  7 h 30 min
End: Hammamet

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Avel Char and Saint-Malo Cathedral. Visiting Plage du Sillon and Omaha Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Malo side-trips: Cathedrale Notre-Dame (in Bayeux), Chateau de Fougeres (in Fougeres) and Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe (in La Cambe). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Fort La Latte, visit a coastal fixture at Cap Fréhel, take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, and stroll around Parc du Thabor.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo tour itinerary builder tool.

Hammamet, Tunisia to Saint-Malo is an approximately 14- hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Hammamet in May, expect Saint-Malo to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Plevenon, Rennes, Omaha Beach, Avel Char, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Highlights from your plan
Avel Char ©
Avel Char
Plage du Sillon ©
Plage du Sillon
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

3
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Get outdoors at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles and Sentier des douaniers. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Foret de Huelgoat and La Maison des Johnnies et de l'Oignon de Roscoff. Change things up with these side-trips from Perros-Guirec: Chaire Exterieure (in Pleubian), Roscoff (Jardin Exotique et Botanique de Roscoff & Ile de Batz) and Abbaye de Beauport (in Paimpol). There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Perros-Guirec trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Saint-Malo to Perros-Guirec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Roscoff, Chaire Exterieure, Abbaye de Beauport, Foret de Huelgoat
Highlights from your plan
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles
Foret de Huelgoat ©
Foret de Huelgoat
Ile de Batz ©
Ile de Batz

5
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines and Clocher Observatoire. Get in touch with nature at Reserve Naturelle du Marais d'Yves and Plage de Chatelaillon. Get out of town with these interesting La Rochelle side-trips: Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re (in Saint Martin de Re), Le phare de chassiron (in Saint-Denis d'Oleron) and Phare des Baleines (in Saint Clement des Baleines). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont, explore the activities along Vieux Port, don't miss a visit to Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte, and see the interesting displays at Association Hermione-La Fayette.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the La Rochelle trip itinerary website.

Drive from Perros-Guirec to La Rochelle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Perros-Guirec in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in La Rochelle, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rocamadour.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Remy Martin, Le Grand Defi, Le phare de chassiron, Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines
Highlights from your plan
Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines ©
Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines
Reserve Naturelle du Marais d'Yves ©
Reserve Naturelle du Marais d'Yves
Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon

2
nights
Rocamadour

Rocamadour ©
Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get curious at Grotte du Pech-Merle, explore the historical opulence of Remparts du Chateau, then identify plant and animal life at Rocher des Aigles, and finally identify plant and animal life at La Foret des Singes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): explore by horseback at Club Hippique de Souillac, Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, and then steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rocamadour day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Rocamadour takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from La Rochelle, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rocamadour, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Grottes de Lacave, Club Hippique de Souillac, Grotte du Pech-Merle
Highlights from your plan
La Foret des Singes ©
La Foret des Singes
Grottes de Lacave ©
Grottes de Lacave
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vallee Blanche. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de Merlet, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille des Grands Montets, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chamonix holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Rocamadour to Chamonix in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche
Aiguille des Grands Montets ©
Aiguille des Grands Montets
Lac Blanc ©
Lac Blanc

4
nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc ©
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grotte de la Salamandre and Cascades du Sautadet. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac. Get out of town with these interesting Vallon-Pont-d'Arc side-trips: Mt Ventoux (in Brantes), La Grotte des Demoiselles (in Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois) and La Bambouseraie en Cevennes (in Generargues). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gorges de l'Ardeche and Head underground at Caverne du Pont-d'Arc.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Chamonix to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gordes.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grotte de la Salamandre, Cascades du Sautadet, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, Mt Ventoux, La Bambouseraie en Cevennes
Highlights from your plan
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre
Cascades du Sautadet ©
Cascades du Sautadet
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Gordes

Gordes ©
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 26th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, explore the striking landscape at Colorado Provencal, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Sentier des Ocres, and finally go deep underground at Mines de Bruoux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo De La Barben, delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange, and then admire the striking features of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gordes trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Gordes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Gordes are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Mines de Bruoux, Zoo De La Barben, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Colorado Provencal, Roman Theatre of Orange
Highlights from your plan
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Colorado Provencal ©
Colorado Provencal
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres

3
nights
Castellane

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore Castellane's surroundings by going to Lac De Sainte Croix (in Aiguines) and Centre Ville (in Moustiers Sainte-Marie). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges du Verdon.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Castellane trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Gordes to Castellane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Castellane sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Castellane

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lac De Sainte Croix, Centre Ville, Les Gorges du Verdon
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Plage Notre Dame and Les Murs Peints. Visiting Ile Sainte-Marguerite and Lérins Islands will get you outdoors. Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze (in Eze), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet, wander the streets of The Panier, and pause for some photo ops at Monuments aux Morts.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cannes online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Castellane to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Cannes sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, Plage Notre Dame, The Panier, Saint-Paul de Vence
Highlights from your plan
Plage Notre Dame ©
Plage Notre Dame
Ile Sainte-Marguerite ©
Ile Sainte-Marguerite
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

4
nights
Calvi, Corsica

Calvi ©
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. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Gorges de la Restonica. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature Reserve of Scandola and Village abandonné d'Occi. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise de Sant'Antonino (in Sant'Antonino), Église de l'Annonciation (in Corte) and Phare de la Pietra (in Ile Rousse). Next up on the itinerary: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratoire de l'Immaculee-Conception, and make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Calvi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cannes to Calvi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daytime highs in Calvi are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zonza.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corsica, Ile Rousse, Eglise de Sant'Antonino, Église de l'Annonciation, Oratoire de l'Immaculee-Conception
Highlights from your plan
Village abandonné d'Occi ©
Village abandonné d'Occi
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Gorges de la Restonica ©
Gorges de la Restonica

2
nights
Zonza, Corsica

Zonza ©
Zonza is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica.GeographyZonza is located in the mountain chain of Barocagio-Marghese which extends to the south of the Incudine massif. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Gravona River, then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles), and then admire the sheer force of Piscia di Gallu. Keep things going the next day: stroll through plage de Tamaricciu, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Piscines Naturelles de Cavu.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zonza trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Calvi to Zonza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Zonza are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Zonza

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Porto-Vecchio, Gravona River
Highlights from your plan
Piscia di Gallu ©
Piscia di Gallu
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Bonifacio, Corsica

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Calalonga Plage. Discover out-of-the-way places like Port de Plaisance de Bonifacio and Sutta Rocca Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bonifacio: Propriano (Eglise de Notre Dame de Misericorde & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Menhirs Paddaghhu (in Sartene). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Plage de Rondinara, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), identify plant and animal life at Iles Lavezzi, and stop by Volubilis.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bonifacio road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Zonza to Bonifacio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bonifacio when traveling from Zonza in June, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Propriano, Menhirs Paddaghhu
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio

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