16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h
2
La Rochelle
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Bonifacio, Corsica

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.
Visiting Grottes de Bonifacio and Plage De Roccapina will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Plage du Petit Sperone and Plage de Rondinara will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi, and don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps).

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bonifacio trip itinerary planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Bonifacio is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Bonifacio due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: high temperatures in Bonifacio hover around 26°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Plage De Roccapina
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Off-Road Tours
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio ©
Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio

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.
Phare des Baleines and Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Attractions like Le phare de chassiron and La Vallee des Singes make great kid-friendly stops. Explore La Rochelle's surroundings by going to L'Ouvre Boites (in Le Bois-Plage-en-Re), Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte (in Les Sables-d'Olonne) and Clocher Observatoire (in Saint Martin de Re). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette, contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, and kick back and relax at Plage de Chatelaillon.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read La Rochelle travel app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bonifacio to La Rochelle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Bonifacio in May, you will find days in La Rochelle are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rochefort, Clocher Observatoire, La Vallee des Singes, Le phare de chassiron, Plage de Chatelaillon
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Le phare de chassiron ©
Le phare de chassiron
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, then browse the exhibits of Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and then examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then kick back and relax at Omaha Beach, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planner .

Getting from La Rochelle to Bayeux by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from La Rochelle in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Bayeux, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Airborne Museum, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, Omaha Beach
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Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

5
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Visiting Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Le Sentier des Ocres will get you outdoors. Cours Mirabeau and Cathédrale La Major are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Arles (Eglise St-Trophime & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Bayeux to Aix-en-Provence in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in May; daily highs in Aix-en-Provence reach 27°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Arles, Le Sentier des Ocres, Saint-Paul de Vence, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Roman Theatre of Orange
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Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

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