19 days in France Itinerary

19 days in France Itinerary

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19 days in France Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  30​h
1
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Rocamadour
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 1 night
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Calvi, Corsica
— 1 night
7
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of the Battle of Normandy and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Airborne Museum and Memorial of Caen. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Deauville Beach (in Deauville) and Saint Catherine's Church (in Honfleur). Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Omaha Beach, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux trip maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to Bayeux is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. In September in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Omaha Beach, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, 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 ©

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.
On the 5th (Thu), kick back and relax at Plage de Chatelaillon, then enjoy the sea views from Phare des Baleines, and then explore the activities along Vieux Port. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Conches and then stroll through Plage des Belugas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the La Rochelle day trip app .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to La Rochelle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in La Rochelle are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plage des Conches, Plage des Belugas, Plage de Chatelaillon, Phare des Baleines
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Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
Plage des Conches ©
Plage des Conches

2
nights
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, steep yourself in history at Cave Dwellings, then take an in-depth tour of Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe, and finally steep yourself in history at Chateau des Milandes. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Before you visit Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from La Rochelle to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle when traveling from La Rochelle in September, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe, Cave Dwellings, Chateau de Beynac, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Cave Dwellings ©
Cave Dwellings
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe ©
Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte du Pech-Merle, then meet the residents at Parc Animalier de Gramat, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Foret des Singes. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, and then steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocamadour trip planner .

Traveling by car from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Rocamadour takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Grotte du Pech-Merle, Parc Animalier de Gramat, Grottes de Lacave
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Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle
Grottes de Lacave ©
Grottes de Lacave
Rocher des Aigles ©
Rocher des Aigles

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Gorges de l'Ardeche and then take an in-depth tour of Caverne du Pont d'Arc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc day trip planning site .

You can drive from Rocamadour to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Rocamadour in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trip

Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Grotte Chauvet 2 - Ardeche ©
Grotte Chauvet 2 - Ardeche

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 (Fri): cruise along Dans les Yeux de Lucie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, then kick back and relax at Aregno Beach, then stroll through Punta Spano, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Calvi attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Calvi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Calvi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plage du Petit Sperone and Grottes de Bonifacio. Step out of Bonifacio with an excursion to Plage de San Giovanni in Pianottoli-Caldarello--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio.

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Traveling by car from Calvi to Bonifacio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Plage de San Giovanni
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Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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