19 days in France Itinerary

19 days in France Itinerary

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19 days in France Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  28​h
1
Calvi, Corsica
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  4​h 45​min
2
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rocamadour
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Rouen
— 2 nights
8
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Calvi, Corsica

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 3rd (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Plage de Ghjunchitu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Spano. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and then identify plant and animal life at Galeria Marina.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Calvi travel planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Calvi is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Calvi is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Calvi to be much hotter, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Calvi

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Plage de Ghjunchitu, Nature Reserve of Scandola, Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, Galeria Marina
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi

2
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Cité de Carcassonne, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then step into the grandiose world of Rennes le chateau, and finally admire the sheer force of Source Salee de la Sals.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne Center trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Calvi to Carcassonne Center in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Carcassonne Center are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rennes le chateau, Source Salee de la Sals, La cité médiévale
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

2
nights
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 7th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, identify plant and animal life at La Foret des Singes, and then contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Lacave, explore the fascinating underground world of Speleologie en Quercy, and then stroll through Grotte du Pech-Merle.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocamadour trip itinerary app .

Drive from Carcassonne Center to Rocamadour in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carcassonne Center in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Rocamadour, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grotte du Pech-Merle, Grottes de Lacave, Speleologie en Quercy
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Rocher des Aigles ©
Rocher des Aigles
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle
La Foret des Singes ©
La Foret des Singes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Martin d'Esnandes, explore the activities along Vieux Port, then visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, and finally don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): make a trip to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, take some stellar pictures from Clocher Observatoire, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle.

Discover how to plan a La Rochelle trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to La Rochelle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Rocamadour in June, plan for slightly colder days in La Rochelle, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle, Eglise Saint-Martin d'Esnandes, Phare des Baleines
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Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Clocher Observatoire ©
Clocher Observatoire
Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle ©

2
nights
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 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Sentier des douaniers, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, then visit a coastal fixture at Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, then take in the dramatic natural features at Falaises de Tredrez, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, trek along Circuit de la pointe de l'Arcouest, then steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Beauport, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Perros-Guirec online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Perros-Guirec takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from La Rochelle in June: highs in Perros-Guirec hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paimpol, Falaises de Tredrez, La Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual, Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet
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Abbaye de Beauport ©
Abbaye de Beauport
Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet ©
Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet
Circuit de la pointe de l'Arcouest ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, then take in the history at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Omaha Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux day trip website .

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Omaha Beach
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, then take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then make a trip to Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Jumieges, look for all kinds of wild species at Caresse de Tigre, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Harcourt.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chateau d'Harcourt, Abbaye de Jumieges, Caresse de Tigre
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges
Gros-Horloge ©
Gros-Horloge

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Musee d'Orsay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, make a trip to La Madeleine, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

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