18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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18 days in France Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Calvi, Corsica
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
End: Glasgow

3
nights
Paris

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Île de la Cité and La Madeleine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

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Glasgow, UK to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glasgow to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Glasgow in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some cultural insight at Bayeux War Cemetery and Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bayeux travel itinerary planner .

Take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Bayeux reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Airborne Museum, Omaha Beach, Mont Saint-Michel, Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

2
nights
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 22nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, and then get great views at Clocher Observatoire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, and then examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the La Rochelle trip planner .

Getting from Bayeux to La Rochelle by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bayeux in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in La Rochelle, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Association Hermione-La Fayette, Phare des Baleines
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Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Association Hermione-La Fayette ©
Association Hermione-La Fayette

3
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grotte du Pech-Merle and Chateau de Beynac. Take a break from the city and head to Les Grottes de Maxange and La Grotte De Domme. Go for a jaunt from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Rocamadour to see Cite Religieuse about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Chateau des Milandes, explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac, don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, and contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary planner .

Getting from La Rochelle to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from La Rochelle in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Chateau de Beynac, The Maison Forte de Reignac, La Grotte De Domme, Les Grottes de Maxange
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

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. On the 27th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs, don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Galeria Marina and then identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Calvi trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Calvi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Calvi when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Calvi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Corsica, Galeria Marina
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Les Calanche Cliffs ©
Les Calanche Cliffs
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Iles Lavezzi. Visiting Tamaricciu Beach and Piscines Naturelles de Cavu will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto-Vecchio: Bonifacio (Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps) & Grottes de Bonifacio).

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto-Vecchio itinerary builder website .

Drive from Calvi to Porto-Vecchio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Porto-Vecchio sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tamaricciu Beach ©
Tamaricciu Beach
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu ©
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu

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