15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
3
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Antibes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Rocamadour
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
La Rochelle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
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 20th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Memorial of Caen, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and finally take in the history at Omaha Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux tour itinerary builder app .

London, UK to Bayeux is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bayeux. In July, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Airborne Museum, La Maison du Biscuit, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc
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Remains Mulberry Harbour ©
Remains Mulberry Harbour
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

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 23rd (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Petit Sperone, and then head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio journey app .

You can fly from Bayeux to Bonifacio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bayeux in July, with highs in Bonifacio at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Calvi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
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. On the 25th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi, then kick back and relax at Punta Spano, then get outside with Plage de Ghjunchitu, and finally stroll through Aregno Beach. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Galeria Marina, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Calvi vacation planner .

You can drive from Bonifacio to Calvi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Calvi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Antibes.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Galeria Marina, Plage de Ghjunchitu, Aregno Beach, Nature Reserve of Scandola
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Plage de Ghjunchitu ©
Plage de Ghjunchitu
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Antibes

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland.

To find out how to plan a trip to Antibes, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Calvi to Antibes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Antibes can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Antibes

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Marineland ©
Marineland

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Le Pont d'Arc, take in breathtaking views at Gorges de l'Ardeche, and then Head underground at Caverne du Pont d'Arc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then Head underground at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, and then Head underground at Grotte de la Salamandre.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip planner.

Getting from Antibes to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Antibes, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grotte de la Salamandre, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
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Le Pont d'Arc ©
Le Pont d'Arc
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at La Foret des Singes, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Lacave, and finally steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Grotte du Pech-Merle, then meet the residents at Parc Animalier de Gramat, and then admire the verdant scenery at Autoire Valley.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rocamadour trip planner .

You can drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Rocamadour in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July, Rocamadour is little chillier than Vallon-Pont-d'Arc - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parc Animalier de Gramat, Autoire Valley, Grotte du Pech-Merle, Grottes de Lacave
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La Foret des Singes ©
La Foret des Singes
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle
Rocher des Aigles ©
Rocher des Aigles

2
nights
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then Head underground at Grotte de Rouffignac, then explore the fascinating underground world of Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateau des Milandes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque, get outside with a canoë raid, then take in the dramatic natural features at Les Grottes de Maxange, and finally make a trip to Grotte du Grand Roc.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil day trip website .

You can drive from Rocamadour to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Grotte de Rouffignac, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, a canoë raid, Les Grottes de Maxange, Chateau des Milandes
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Grotte de Rouffignac ©
Grotte de Rouffignac
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, stroll through Plage de Chatelaillon, then see the interesting displays at Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits, and finally don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the La Rochelle trip builder site .

You can drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to La Rochelle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in August, plan for slightly colder days in La Rochelle, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Plage de Chatelaillon
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Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon

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