41 days in France Itinerary

41 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Hammamet
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h 45 min
1
Saint-Malo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Perros-Guirec
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
La Rochelle
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Rocamadour
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Chamonix
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Gordes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Castellane
— 3 nights
Taxi + Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Cannes
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Calvi, Corsica
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Zonza, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  7 h 30 min
End: Hammamet

4
nights
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Explore hidden gems such as Avel Char and Saint-Malo Cathedral. Visiting Plage du Sillon and Omaha Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Malo side-trips: Cathedrale Notre-Dame (in Bayeux), Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe (in La Cambe) and Chateau de Fougeres (in Fougeres). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Menhir du Champ Dolent, get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin, get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Centre Historique de Rennes.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Saint-Malo trip itinerary maker tool.

Hammamet, Tunisia to Saint-Malo is an approximately 14- hour combination of car and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hammamet in May: high temperatures in Saint-Malo hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rennes, Plevenon, Promenade du Clair de Lune, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Avel Char
Highlights from your plan
Avel Char ©
Avel Char
Plage du Sillon ©
Plage du Sillon
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

3
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Get outdoors at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles and Sentier des douaniers. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Foret de Huelgoat and La Maison des Johnnies et de l'Oignon de Roscoff. Change things up with these side-trips from Perros-Guirec: Chaire Exterieure (in Pleubian), Roscoff (Jardin Exotique et Botanique de Roscoff & Ile de Batz) and Abbaye de Beauport (in Paimpol). There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Perros-Guirec trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Saint-Malo to Perros-Guirec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Roscoff, Chaire Exterieure, Foret de Huelgoat, Abbaye de Beauport
Highlights from your plan
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles
Foret de Huelgoat ©
Foret de Huelgoat
Ile de Batz ©
Ile de Batz

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines and Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont. Get in touch with nature at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Plage de Chatelaillon. Get out of town with these interesting La Rochelle side-trips: Phare des Baleines (in Saint Clement des Baleines), Le phare de chassiron (in Saint-Denis d'Oleron) and Reserve Naturelle du Marais d'Yves (in Yves). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Clocher Observatoire, don't miss a visit to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, stop by Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte, and see the interesting displays at Association Hermione-La Fayette.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our La Rochelle trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to La Rochelle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Perros-Guirec in May, you will find days in La Rochelle are somewhat warmer (21°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Le Grand Defi, Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte, Plage de Chatelaillon, Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines
Highlights from your plan
Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines ©
Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines
Reserve Naturelle du Marais d'Yves ©
Reserve Naturelle du Marais d'Yves

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 18th (Mon): get curious at Grotte du Pech-Merle, explore the historical opulence of Remparts du Chateau, then identify plant and animal life at Rocher des Aigles, and finally identify plant and animal life at La Foret des Singes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): explore by horseback at Club Hippique de Souillac, Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, and then steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rocamadour day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Rocamadour takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from La Rochelle, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rocamadour, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Grottes de Lacave, Grotte du Pech-Merle, Club Hippique de Souillac
Highlights from your plan
La Foret des Singes ©
La Foret des Singes
Grottes de Lacave ©
Grottes de Lacave
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle

2
nights
Chamonix

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vallee Blanche. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de Merlet, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille des Grands Montets, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chamonix holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Rocamadour to Chamonix in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche
Aiguille des Grands Montets ©
Aiguille des Grands Montets
Lac Blanc ©
Lac Blanc

4
nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grotte de la Salamandre and Cascades du Sautadet. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac. Get out of town with these interesting Vallon-Pont-d'Arc side-trips: La Grotte des Demoiselles (in Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois), Mt Ventoux (in Brantes) and La Bambouseraie en Cevennes (in Generargues). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gorges de l'Ardeche and Head underground at Caverne du Pont-d'Arc.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Chamonix to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gordes.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

La Grotte des Demoiselles, Mt Ventoux, Cascades du Sautadet, La Bambouseraie en Cevennes, Grotte de la Salamandre
Highlights from your plan
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre
Cascades du Sautadet ©
Cascades du Sautadet
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Gordes

Gordes ©
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 26th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, explore the striking landscape at Colorado Provencal, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Sentier des Ocres, and finally go deep underground at Mines de Bruoux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo De La Barben, delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange, and then admire the striking features of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gordes trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Gordes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Gordes are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mines de Bruoux, Colorado Provencal, Roman Theatre of Orange, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Zoo De La Barben
Highlights from your plan
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Colorado Provencal ©
Colorado Provencal
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres

3
nights
Castellane

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Step out of the city life by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Lac De Sainte Croix. Step out of Castellane to go to Moustiers Sainte-Marie and see Centre Ville, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Castellane day trip planner.

Getting from Gordes to Castellane by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Castellane are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Centre Ville, Les Gorges du Verdon, Lac De Sainte Croix
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Step off the beaten path and head to Plage Notre Dame and Les Murs Peints. Visiting Île Sainte-Marguerite and Lérins Islands will get you outdoors. Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze (in Eze). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet, wander the streets of The Panier, and pause for some photo ops at Monuments aux Morts.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cannes online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Castellane to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Cannes sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Panier, Plage Notre Dame, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, Saint-Paul de Vence
Highlights from your plan
Plage Notre Dame ©
Plage Notre Dame
Île Sainte-Marguerite ©
Île Sainte-Marguerite
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

4
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. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Off-Road Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature Reserve of Scandola and Gorges de la Restonica. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise de Sant'Antonino (in Sant'Antonino), Église de l'Annonciation (in Corte) and Phare de la Pietra (in Ile Rousse). There's much more to do: make a trip to Village abandonné d'Occi, contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratoire de l'Immaculee-Conception, and get outside with Plage de l'Arinella.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Calvi day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Cannes to Calvi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daytime highs in Calvi are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zonza.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corsica, Ile Rousse, Eglise de Sant'Antonino, Église de l'Annonciation, Oratoire de l'Immaculee-Conception
Highlights from your plan
Village abandonné d'Occi ©
Village abandonné d'Occi
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Gorges de la Restonica ©
Gorges de la Restonica

2
nights
Zonza, Corsica

Zonza ©
Zonza is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica.GeographyZonza is located in the mountain chain of Barocagio-Marghese which extends to the south of the Incudine massif. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Gravona River, then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles), and then admire the sheer force of Piscia di Gallu. Keep things going the next day: stroll through plage de Tamaricciu, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Piscines Naturelles de Cavu.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zonza trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Calvi to Zonza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Zonza are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Zonza

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto-Vecchio, Gravona River
Highlights from your plan
Piscia di Gallu ©
Piscia di Gallu
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu
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.
Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Plage de Rondinara. Discover out-of-the-way places like Port de Plaisance de Bonifacio and Grottes de Bonifacio. Change things up with these side-trips from Bonifacio: Propriano (Eglise de Notre Dame de Misericorde & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Menhirs Paddaghhu (in Sartene). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Calalonga Plage, don't miss a visit to Bonifacio Citadel, stop by Volubilis, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sutta Rocca Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bonifacio road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Zonza to Bonifacio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bonifacio when traveling from Zonza in June, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Propriano, Menhirs Paddaghhu
Highlights from your plan
Port de Plaisance de Bonifacio ©
Port de Plaisance de Bonifacio
Off-Road Tours
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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