15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Drive:  3 h 45 min
1
Calais
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
2
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  6 h 30 min
4
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Bristol

1
night
Calais

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
On the 14th (Fri), make a trip to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais and then enjoy the sand and surf at Calais Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musée de la Guerre de Calais and then kick back and relax at Le Touquet Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Calais trip itinerary site .

Bristol, UK to Calais is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Calais sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Calais

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Le Touquet Beach
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Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach
Calais Beach ©
Calais Beach
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais ©
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Army Museum and Petit Palais. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Chateau de Fontainebleau in Fontainebleau, approximately Fontainebleau away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Latin Quarter, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planner .

You can take a train from Calais to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Calais in August, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Fontainebleau
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The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Musee Marmottan Monet ©
Musee Marmottan Monet

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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Piscines Naturelles de Cavu, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at plage de Tamaricciu. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Petit Sperone, then make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto-Vecchio online route maker .

Fly from Paris to Porto-Vecchio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Porto-Vecchio reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
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Piscines Naturelles de Cavu ©
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
Scuba & Snorkeling
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu

3
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. Step out of the city life by going to Caverne du Pont-d'Arc and Grotte de la Salamandre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gorges de l'Ardeche and Kayaking & Canoeing. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascades du Sautadet (in La Roque-sur-Ceze) and Chateau de Grignan (in Grignan). There's more to do: examine the collection at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac.

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Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Porto-Vecchio to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. August in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cascades du Sautadet, Grotte de la Salamandre, Chateau de Grignan, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
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Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Gorges de l'Ardeche ©
Gorges de l'Ardeche

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Step off the beaten path and head to Calanques and Chateau des Baux de Provence. Take a break from the city and head to Le Sentier des Ocres and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange), Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes) and Colorado Provencal (in Rustrel). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

To see reviews, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Calanques, Roman Theatre of Orange, Le Sentier des Ocres, Colorado Provencal, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes
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Chateau des Baux de Provence ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Calanques ©
Calanques

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clocher Observatoire, enjoy the sea views from Phare des Baleines, then kick back and relax at Plage de Chatelaillon, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois, don't miss a visit to Caserne de Brouage, and then make a trip to Association Hermione-La Fayette.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Aix-en-Provence to La Rochelle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in August, expect La Rochelle to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rochefort, Caserne de Brouage, Clocher Observatoire, Plage de Chatelaillon, Phare des Baleines
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Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois ©
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois
Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon

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