10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 1 night
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Colmar
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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La Rochelle
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, then steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel, then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and finally Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio route website.

Mumbai, India to Bonifacio is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bonifacio, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Colmar.

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Colmar

Colmar ©

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 3rd (Fri), get to know the resident critters at NaturoparC - Hunawihr, then make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, then don't miss a visit to Old Town, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Colmar trip planner.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Colmar in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bonifacio in July: high temperatures in Colmar hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

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Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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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 4th (Sat), admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, then see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, and finally learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): examine the collection at Airborne Museum, browse the exhibits of Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, learn about all things military at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and finally steep yourself in history at Omaha Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bayeux online route planner.

Traveling by train from Colmar to Bayeux takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Colmar in July, expect nights in Bayeux to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to La Rochelle.

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Omaha Beach
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La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©

White City

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 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Maritime de La Rochelle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Chatelaillon, then examine the collection at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, and finally explore the activities along Vieux Port.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the La Rochelle online attractions planner.

Getting from Bayeux to La Rochelle by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. Traveling from Bayeux in July, La Rochelle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

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Military Museum
Le Bunker de La Rochelle
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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Chevalerie, do a tasting at O'Vineyards, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne holiday planner.

You can drive from La Rochelle to Carcassonne in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from La Rochelle in July, you will find days in Carcassonne are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

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Chateau Comtal
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Cathar Castles
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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Cours Mirabeau, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Aix-en-Provence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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