24 days in France Itinerary

24 days in France Itinerary

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Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
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Saint-Malo
— 1 night
Drive
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Penestin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arcachon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Biarritz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gordes
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 1 night
Fly
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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 9 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 4-hour combination of train and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mont-Saint-Michel: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. You'll set off for Saint-Malo on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Saint-Malo

— 1 night
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin, head off the coast to Le Grand Be, steep yourself in history at Fort National, then stroll through Plage du Sillon, then make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint-Malo Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Centre Historique and then meet the residents at Grand Aquarium.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo journey planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Malo in an hour. In August in Saint-Malo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Penestin.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trips

Penestin

— 2 nights
Pénestin is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France.DemographicsInhabitants of Pénestin are called in French Pénestinois.BeachesAs Penestin lies on the coast, it boasts several beaches, the most popular of which are La Mine d'Or and Loscolo. Plan trip to Penestin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Penestin in 2.5 hours. August in Penestin sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Arcachon.

Things to do in Penestin

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arcachon

— 2 nights
A popular beach resort town on the Atlantic coast, Arcachon offers you fine, sandy beaches and a particularly mild climate said to be favorable to people suffering from pulmonary diseases.
On the 10th (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a leisurely stroll along Jetée Thiers, then contemplate the long history of La ville d'Hiver, and finally walk around Parc Mauresque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Observatoire Sainte-Cecile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre-Dame, then head outdoors with Arcajet Marine, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Bassin d'Arcachon, and finally get in on the family fun at Parc de la Coccinelle.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Arcachon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Penestin to Arcachon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Arcachon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Arcachon

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Biarritz

— 3 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Take a break from Biarritz with a short trip to Plage d'Hendaye in Hendaye, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: get great views at Rocher de la Vierge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Milady, don't miss a visit to Port des Pecheurs, and kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Biarritz day trip planner.

Getting from Arcachon to Biarritz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Biarritz can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Gordes.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gordes

— 4 nights
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Gordes is known for trails, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, don't miss a visit to Moulin de Jerusalem, go for a walk through Vieille Ville de Gordes, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gordes trip planner.

You can fly from Biarritz to Gordes in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Biarritz in August, you will find days in Gordes are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Nice.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Nice

— 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Gordes to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Gordes, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites

Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

— 9 nights
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto-Vecchio: Gorges of the Solenzara River (in Sari-Solenzara), U Porcu RANGER (in Figari) and Bonifacio (Plage du Grand Sperone, Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Palombaggia, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a peaceful walk through Foret de l'Ospedale, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Santa Giulia.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto-Vecchio attractions planner.

You can fly from Nice to Porto-Vecchio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Nice in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Porto-Vecchio, with highs around 36°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Nice

— 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

On the 30th (Sun), take a stroll through Vieille Ville and then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nice driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Porto-Vecchio to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Porto-Vecchio in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Morbihan travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Ruins