9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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9 days in France Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + train:  14​h 45​min
1
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Honfleur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Villandry
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  3​h 45​min
6
Albi
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Minneapolis

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.
On the 31st (Sun), witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, then examine the collection at Airborne Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux tour itinerary planner .

Minneapolis, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Bayeux due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Minneapolis in May, plan for slightly colder days in Bayeux, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Omaha Beach, Memorial de Caen, Airborne Museum, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
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Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

1
night
Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, then don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Honfleur trip planner .

Getting from Bayeux to Honfleur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Honfleur

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Deauville Beach
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Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church ©
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church

1
night
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, then stroll around Parc des Sculptures Christian Gad, then get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and finally hike along Sentier des douaniers.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Perros-Guirec online tour planner .

Drive from Honfleur to Perros-Guirec in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Perros-Guirec are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Villandry.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Parc des Sculptures Christian Gad ©
Parc des Sculptures Christian Gad

1
night
Villandry

Villandry ©
Villandry is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 4th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Château de l'Islette, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Villandry.

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Getting from Perros-Guirec to Villandry by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Perros-Guirec in June, you will find days in Villandry are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Villandry

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Azay-le-Rideau
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette

2
nights
Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
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.
On the 5th (Fri), see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, and then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps). Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sutta Rocca Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Iles Lavezzi, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Petit Sperone.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio online holiday planner .

Getting from Villandry to Bonifacio by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Villandry in June, expect nights in Bonifacio to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Albi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Off-Road Tours
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. On the 7th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then take in the views from Pont Vieux, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Albi trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Bonifacio to Albi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daytime highs in Albi are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albi

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Les Jardins de la Berbie ©
Les Jardins de la Berbie
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

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