20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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20 days in France Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  4​h 45​min
3
Arles
— 2 nights
4
Narbonne
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Rocamadour
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
La Rochelle
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Berlin

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 your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Calvi trip itinerary planner.

Berlin, Germany to Calvi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Calvi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Corsica, Phare de la Pietra, Eglise de Sant'Antonino
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Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Scuba & Snorkeling
Arinella and Algaio Beach ©
Arinella and Algaio Beach

3
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. You'll get in some beach time at Tamaricciu Beach and Plage du Petit Sperone. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Iles Lavezzi. Explore Porto-Vecchio's surroundings by going to Piscines Naturelles de Cavu (in Sainte Lucie De Porto Vecchio) and Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps) (in Bonifacio). The adventure continues: make a trip to Bonifacio Citadel.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Porto-Vecchio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Calvi to Porto-Vecchio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Porto-Vecchio can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Arles.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
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Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Tamaricciu Beach ©
Tamaricciu Beach
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu ©
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu

2
nights
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Site Archeologique de Glanum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, then admire the striking features of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, then identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime).

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Arles day trip planning tool .

Getting from Porto-Vecchio to Arles by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. July in Arles sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Narbonne.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Aigues-Mortes, Chateau des Baux de Provence, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
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Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole ©
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime

3
nights
Narbonne

Narbonne ©
The Mediterranean city of Narbonne links to the nearby Canal du Midi and the Aude River by the Canal de la Robine, which runs through the center of town.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Saint-Elme and Chateau de Peyrepertuse. Visiting Sentier du Littoral and Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Château de Salses (in Salses-Le-Chateau), Cathedrale St-Jean (in Perpignan) and Notre-Dame des Oubiels (in Portel-des-Corbieres). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Royal Castle (Chateau Royal) and admire the striking features of Abbaye de Fontfroide.

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Getting from Arles to Narbonne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Narbonne

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Collioure, Château de Salses, Chateau de Peyrepertuse, Notre-Dame des Oubiels, Sentier du Littoral
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Château de Salses ©
Château de Salses
Chateau de Peyrepertuse ©
Chateau de Peyrepertuse
Chateau de Queribus ©
Chateau de Queribus

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 12th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte du Pech-Merle, then steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Foret des Singes. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Rocher des Aigles, then explore the historical opulence of Remparts du Chateau, then Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, and finally take in the views from Pont Valentre.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rocamadour itinerary planner .

Getting from Narbonne to Rocamadour by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Narbonne in July since evenings lows in Rocamadour dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Pont Valentre, Grotte du Pech-Merle, Grottes de Lacave
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Rocher des Aigles ©
Rocher des Aigles
Grottes de Lacave ©
Grottes de Lacave
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle

3
nights
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Roc de Cazelle and Chateau de Commarque. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Château de Biron and Chateau de Beynac. Change things up with these side-trips from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil: Eglise Saint Louis (in Montcabrier) and Chateau de Bonaguil (in Saint-Front-sur-Lemance). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Rouffignac, don't miss a visit to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, and explore the galleries of Chateau des Milandes.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil day trip planner.

Getting from Rocamadour to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to La Rochelle.

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

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, The Maison Forte de Reignac, Chateau des Milandes, Eglise Saint Louis, Chateau de Beynac
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Grotte de Rouffignac ©
Grotte de Rouffignac
Chateau de Bonaguil ©
Chateau de Bonaguil
The Maison Forte de Reignac ©
The Maison Forte de Reignac

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Château de Talmont and Le phare de chassiron. Your inner history buff will appreciate Clocher Observatoire and Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont. Get out of town with these interesting La Rochelle side-trips: Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte (in Les Sables-d'Olonne), Chapelle Sainte Therese (in Lucon) and Association Hermione-La Fayette (in Rochefort). Spend the 19th (Fri) in the animal kingdom at La Vallee des Singes. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Phare des Baleines, explore the activities along Vieux Port, and make a trip to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read La Rochelle trip itinerary maker 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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in July: highs in La Rochelle hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Phare des Baleines, Chapelle Sainte Therese, Association Hermione-La Fayette, Le phare de chassiron
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Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont ©
Clocher Observatoire ©
Clocher Observatoire
Le phare de chassiron ©
Le phare de chassiron

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