15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  19​h
1
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
4
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Buenos Aires

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Mers les Bains and Plage-Baignade Yport. Explore hidden gems such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Abbatiale Saint-Ouen. Step out of Rouen to go to Etretat and see Chemin des Douaniers, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc, don't miss a visit to Rue Eau de Robec, admire the landmark architecture of Palais de Justice, and steep yourself in history at Hotel de Bourgtheroulde.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rouen is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Rouen. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in July: high temperatures in Rouen hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Plage-Baignade Yport, Chemin des Douaniers, Plage de Mers les Bains
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Historial Jeanne d’Arc ©
Historial Jeanne d’Arc

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Bayeux War Cemetery. Visit Juno Beach and Promenade Marcel Proust for some beach relaxation. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Les Halles Medievales (in Dives-sur-Mer), Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James) and Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, get engrossed in the history at Musee D-Day Omaha, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at Musee Baron Gerard.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux journey builder .

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, D-Day Monument, Juno Beach, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy American Cemetery
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Juno Beach ©
Juno Beach
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

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 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at Plage de la Conche des Baleines, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Conches, stop by Le Comptoir Charentais, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, and finally make a trip to Porte de la Grosse-Horloge. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle, learn about all things military at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Maritime de La Rochelle, then see the interesting displays at Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits, and finally don't miss a visit to La Grande Roue.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our La Rochelle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to La Rochelle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bayeux in July since evenings lows in La Rochelle dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Plage des Conches, Plage de la Conche des Baleines
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Plage de la Conche des Baleines ©
Plage de la Conche des Baleines
Plage des Conches ©
Plage des Conches
Vieux Port
Vieux Port

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 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Stagnolu, then stroll through Plage de Canetto, then kick back and relax at Plage de San Giovanni, and finally make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps). Keep things going the next day: hike along Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi, kick back and relax at Plage de Rondinara, then step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, then stop by A Bitiga, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bonifacio online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from La Rochelle to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from La Rochelle in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bonifacio, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pianottoli-Caldarello
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Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Plage de San Giovanni ©
Plage de San Giovanni
Plage de Stagnolu ©
Plage de Stagnolu

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jardin des Tuileries and Chateau de Fontainebleau. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre (in Auxerre) and Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare (in Briare). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning tool .

Fly from Bonifacio to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bonifacio in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Paris Plage ©
Paris Plage
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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