5 days in France Itinerary

5 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 1 day
Fly
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
Drive
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Biarritz
— 1 night
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Bonifacio, Corsica

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio and then steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio trip itinerary builder.

Zurich, Switzerland to Bonifacio is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in October: high temperatures in Bonifacio hover around 28°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Bayeux

— 2 nights
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 9th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and then head outdoors with Omaha Beach. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and finally get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bayeux vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Bonifacio to Bayeux takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bonifacio in October: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle holiday tool.

Getting from Bayeux to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in October: highs in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Biarritz

— 1 night
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
On the 12th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Biarritz, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cote des Basques, and then appreciate the history behind Rocher de la Vierge.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Biarritz attractions planner.

You can drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Biarritz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Biarritz when traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in October, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.