57 days in France & Canton of Aargau Itinerary

57 days in France & Canton of Aargau Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Aarau, Switzerland
— 3 nights
2
Montpellier, France
— 4 nights
3
Carcassonne, France
— 7 nights
4
Toulouse, France
— 5 nights
5
Nantes, France
— 5 nights
6
Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
— 4 nights
7
Angers, France
— 4 nights
8
Paris, France
— 23 nights

3
nights
Aarau, Switzerland

Aarau ©
Aarau is a town, a municipality, and the capital of the northern Swiss canton of Aargau. You'll explore and learn at Wildegg Castle and Legionaerspfad Vindonissa. Your inner history buff will appreciate Muri Abbey and Hallwyl Castle. Change things up with a short trip to Klingnauer Stausee in Klingnau (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildpark Roggenhausen, see the interesting displays at Stiftung Bahnpark Region Brugg, admire the striking features of Obertorturm, and delve into the lush surroundings at Linner Linde.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Aarau online trip itinerary maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Aarau is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. September in Aarau sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Montpellier.

Things to do in Aarau

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Windisch, Wildegg Castle, Muri Abbey, Klingnauer Stausee, Linner Linde
Highlights from your plan
Wildegg Castle ©
Wildegg Castle
Muri Abbey ©
Muri Abbey
Hallwyl Castle ©
Hallwyl Castle

4
nights
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee Fabre and La Maison Carree. Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale St-Pierre and Eglise Saint Etienne de Cantobre are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Grotte de la Salamandre (in Mejannes-le-Clap), La Pointe du Cap-d'Agde (in Cap-d'Agde) and G.a.e.c Les Fontaines (in Allegre-les-Fumades). The adventure continues: stroll around Maison de la Nature, look for all kinds of wild species at La Maison des Vautours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Le Saltadou- Panorama de St Chely du Tarn, and admire the natural beauty at Domaine Departemental de Restinclieres.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Montpellier trip itinerary website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aarau to Montpellier. In September, Montpellier is somewhat warmer than Aarau - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Domaine Departemental de Restinclieres, La Maison des Vautours, Grotte de la Salamandre, Un Siecle de Roulottes, La Pointe du Cap-d'Agde
Highlights from your plan
Maison de la Nature ©
Maison de la Nature
Un Siecle de Roulottes ©
Un Siecle de Roulottes
La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree

7
nights
Carcassonne, France

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.
Get some cultural insight at Cité de Carcassonne and Winemaker Workshops. Popular historic sites such as Cathar Castles and Eglise Saint-Nazaire are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Port-Vendres), Cathedrale St-Jean (in Perpignan) and Eglise abbatiale Saint Michel , son cloitre et le linteau (in Saint Genis des Fontaines). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Heptagonale Sainte Marie, explore the world behind art at La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere De La Conte.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Carcassonne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Carcassonne are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Lac de la Raho, Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, Les Essarts, Espaces Arts et Cultures, Scuba & Snorkeling, Cathedrale St-Jean
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathedrale St-Jean ©
Cathedrale St-Jean

5
nights
Toulouse, France

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique Saint-Sernin and Cite Religieuse. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee des Augustins and Domaine des Oiseaux. Explore Toulouse's surroundings by going to Pays de l'Ours - ADET (in Arbas), Gouffre de la Saoule (in Mauleon Barousse) and Lourdes (Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire, Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins and look for all kinds of wild species at La Foret des Singes.

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Getting from Carcassonne to Toulouse by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lourdes, Rocamadour, Pays de l'Ours - ADET, Gouffre de la Saoule, Domaine des Oiseaux
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception

5
nights
Nantes, France

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Visit Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne and Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port for their historical value. Les Machines de L'ile and Musee des Ustensiles de Cuisine Anciens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nantes: Chateau de Tiffauges (in Tiffauges), Chateaubriant (La Carriere des Fusilles & Chateau de Chateaubriant) and La Maison de la Riviere (in Saint-Georges-de-Montaigu). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, stroll around Tropicarium Bonsai, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Cimetiere Parc, and kick back and relax at Plage Anse Du Sud.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nantes trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Toulouse to Nantes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Nantes are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Les Sables-d'Olonne.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateaubriant, Musee des Metiers de la Chaussure, Plage Anse Du Sud, Tropicarium Bonsai, Chateau de Tiffauges
Highlights from your plan
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Musee des Ustensiles de Cuisine Anciens ©
Musee des Ustensiles de Cuisine Anciens

4
nights
Les Sables-d'Olonne, France

Les Sables-d'Olonne ©
Les Sables-d'Olonne is a seaside town in western France, on the Atlantic Ocean. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Feerie des Santons and Abbaye de Maillezais. You'll explore and learn at Musee Charles Milcendeau and Prehisto'site du CAIRN. Explore Les Sables-d'Olonne's surroundings by going to Reserve Naturelle Regionale du Marais de la Vacherie (in Champagne-les-Marais), Marais Communal (in Lairoux) and La Chapelle Sainte-Ursule (in Lucon). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Embarcadere de l'Abbaye, contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise, identify plant and animal life at Reserve Biologique Departementale de Nalliers, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption.

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You can drive from Nantes to Les Sables-d'Olonne in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Les Sables-d'Olonne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Angers.

Things to do in Les Sables-d'Olonne

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Maillezais, Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise, Reserve Naturelle Regionale du Marais de la Vacherie, Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, Musee Charles Milcendeau
Highlights from your plan
Musee Charles Milcendeau ©
Musee Charles Milcendeau
Embarcadere de l'Abbaye ©
Embarcadere de l'Abbaye
Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise ©
Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise

4
nights
Angers, France

Angers ©
Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay and Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Breze and Musee du Genie Militaire. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Angers: Le Mans City (Arche de la Nature & Chapelle de la Visitation), Laval (Basilique Notre-Dame d'Avesnieres & Jardin de la Perrine) and Eglise Saint Michel (in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee Robert Tatin, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Mortiercrolles, look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin d'Atmosphere du Petit Bordeaux, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Chapel Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Angers trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Les Sables-d'Olonne to Angers takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Angers can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Le Mans City, Laval, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Musee Robert Tatin, Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Breze ©
Chateau de Breze
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale ©
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay ©
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

23
nights
Paris, France

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup (in Rocquencourt), Parc Du Peuple De L'Herbe (in Carrieres-sous-Poissy) and Versailles (Académie Équestre de Versailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris route planner.

You can take a train from Angers to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Parc Du Peuple De L'Herbe
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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