13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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13 days in France Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
1
Pianottoli-Caldarello, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Paris
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  4​h
4
Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Nice
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Pianottoli-Caldarello, Corsica

Pianottoli-Caldarello ©
Pianottoli-Caldarello is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica.It is part of the canton of Grand Sud.GeographyPianottoli-Caldarello is 9km to the west of the commune of Figari on the road to Sartène. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Roccapina Beach, kick back and relax at Plage de San Giovanni, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pianottoli-Caldarello itinerary builder.

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India to Pianottoli-Caldarello is an approximately 24-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru (Bangalore) to Pianottoli-Caldarello due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bengaluru (Bangalore) in May, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Pianottoli-Caldarello: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Pianottoli-Caldarello

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Plage De Roccapina
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Plage de San Giovanni ©
Plage de San Giovanni

2
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. On the 6th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Tamaricciu Beach, kick back and relax at Plage de Palombaggia, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Giulia Beach, Head underground at Grotte di Bonifacio, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto-Vecchio trip planner.

Drive from Pianottoli-Caldarello to Porto-Vecchio in 1.5 hours. In May in Porto-Vecchio, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bonifacio
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plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu
Plage de Palombaggia ©
Plage de Palombaggia
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then wander the streets of Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Rodin Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Porto-Vecchio to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Porto-Vecchio in May, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
On the 11th (Thu), do a tasting at O'Vineyards, do a tasting at Chateau Canet Tastings & Cellar Visits, step into the grandiose world of Château Comtal, then explore the historical opulence of Cité de Carcassonne, then get to know the fascinating history of Carcassonne Medieval City, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Rose et Paul. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Mayronnes Sculpture Trail, step into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Lastours, and then do a tasting at Winemaker Workshops.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Carcassonne travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Paris to Carcassonne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Carcassonne, Chateaux de Lastours
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Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

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nights
Nice

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vieille Ville and Lérins Islands. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Tete de Chien. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Nice vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Carcassonne in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Cannes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Tete de Chien
Highlights from your plan
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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