10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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10 days in France Itinerary

Start: Boise
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Calvi, Corsica
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Saint-Malo
— 1 day
4
Bayeux
— 3 nights
5
Rouen
— 1 night
+3
train + foot + train + Fly:  17​h
End: Boise

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Aregno Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, stop by FRAGNU, then look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Spano, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, then don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Calvi visit planner.

Boise, USA to Calvi is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Boise to Calvi, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boise in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 56°F in Calvi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Calvi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, Aregno Beach, FRAGNU, Nature Reserve of Scandola
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Aregno Beach ©
Aregno Beach
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
On the 15th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, then stop by Les Gourmandises de Lucco, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Calvi to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Calvi in May since evenings lows in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau de Beynac, Les Gourmandises de Lucco
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Les Gourmandises de Lucco ©
Les Gourmandises de Lucco

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin, then browse the fresh offerings at Marche aux Huitres, then kick back and relax at Plage du Sillon, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade du Clair de Lune.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint-Malo driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Saint-Malo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in May, you will find days in Saint-Malo are little chillier (62°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cancale, Promenade du Clair de Lune
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Plage du Sillon ©
Plage du Sillon
Pointe du Grouin ©
Pointe du Grouin

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Remains Mulberry Harbour and Omaha Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of Angoville-Au-Plain and Pointe du Hoc. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Museum of the Battle of Normandy, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Memorial of Caen, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux attractions website .

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, Airborne Museum, Omaha Beach, Memorial de Caen
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Remains Mulberry Harbour ©
Remains Mulberry Harbour
Church of Angoville-Au-Plain ©
Church of Angoville-Au-Plain
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

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night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rouen day trip site .

Getting from Bayeux to Rouen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge

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