11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Boston
Fly:  12 h
1
Amiens
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Albi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Arles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Calvi, Corsica
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Boston

1
day
Amiens

Amiens ©
Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, and then wander the streets of St-Leu.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amiens day trip planner.

Boston, USA to Amiens is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Amiens is 6 hours. When traveling from Boston in May, plan for slightly colder days in Amiens, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Amiens

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens ©
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens
St-Leu
St-Leu
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens

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 23rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, take in the history at Omaha Beach, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, thentake in the history at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, thenexamine the collection at Musee du debarquement, and finally contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux online journey maker.

You can drive from Amiens to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Bayeux are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Albi.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Pointe du Hoc, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Airborne Museum
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Remains Mulberry Harbour ©
Remains Mulberry Harbour
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

2
nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the views from Pont Vieux, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle St Jacques, thenstep into the grandiose world of Forteresse de Najac, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Amans.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Albi online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Albi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Bayeux, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Albi, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arles.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chapelle St Jacques, Forteresse de Najac, Eglise Saint-Amans
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Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy
Forteresse de Najac ©
Forteresse de Najac
Les Jardins de la Berbie ©
Les Jardins de la Berbie

2
nights
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Site Archeologique de Glanum, thenadmire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, and finally steep yourself in history at Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Eglise St-Trophime, thencontemplate the long history of Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Arles trip planner.

Drive from Albi to Arles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Arles, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aigues-Mortes, Chateau des Baux de Provence, Site Archeologique de Glanum, Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée
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Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime
Salin d'Aigues-Mortes ©
Salin d'Aigues-Mortes

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, thendelve into the distant past at Village abandonné d'Occi, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Catedral St. Jean Baptiste, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Calvi itinerary maker app.

Fly from Arles to Calvi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In May in Calvi, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Calvi

Historic Sites
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Village abandonné d'Occi ©
Village abandonné d'Occi
Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi
Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra ©
Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, thenidentify plant and animal life at Iles Lavezzi, and then contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel. On your second day here, Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, thendon't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte Croix, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage De Roccapina.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bonifacio trip maker.

Getting from Calvi to Bonifacio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bonifacio when traveling from Calvi in May, with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Plage De Roccapina
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Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Eglise Sainte Croix ©
Eglise Sainte Croix

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