11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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11 days in France Itinerary

Start: Calais
Drive:  30​min
1
Saint-Omer
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Arras
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
3
Troyes
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Chamonix
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Clermont-Ferrand
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Bergerac City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Bordeaux
— 1 night
8
Biarritz
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Montlouis-sur-Loire
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Calais

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Saint-Omer

Saint-Omer
Saint-Omer in the Pas-de-Calais department is the starting point for the canals radiating out from the river Aa with a diverse population.
La Coupole has been added to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Omer trip tool .

Calais to Saint-Omer is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Troyes.

Things to do in Saint-Omer

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Arras

Arras
Arras is just small enough for you to enjoy over a leisurely walk along the two great squares providing a splendid collection of 155 unique façades of Flemish baroque architecture, with stop at the many bars and cafés along the way for refreshments.
To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Arras trip app .

Getting from Saint-Omer to Arras by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In October, daytime highs in Arras are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Troyes.

Things to do in Arras

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Troyes

Troyes ©
Many half-timbered houses from the 16th century remain in wonderful condition in the old town of Troyes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathedrale St Pierre St Paul as well as Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere. On the 4th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St Pierre St Paul and then see the interesting displays at Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Troyes day trip website .

Traveling by car from Saint-Omer to Troyes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Troyes are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Troyes

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chamonix attractions planner .

Drive from Troyes to Chamonix in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or take a train. You'll set off for Clermont-Ferrand on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand
Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Clermont-Ferrand trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Clermont-Ferrand takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. October in Clermont-Ferrand sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Bergerac.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Bergerac City

Bergerac City ©
Bergerac is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Dordogne department in southwestern France.EconomyThe region is primarily known for wine and tobacco. On the 8th (Mon), do a tasting at Chateau de Monbazillac.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bergerac day trip planner.

You can drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Bergerac in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bergerac can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Bergerac City

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Monbazillac
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Chateau de Monbazillac ©
Chateau de Monbazillac

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
You've now added Dune du Pilat to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bordeaux online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Bergerac to Bordeaux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dune du Pilat
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Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat

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Biarritz

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Biarritz trip builder website .

You can drive from Bordeaux to Biarritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Biarritz, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Tours.

Things to do in Biarritz

Historic Sites
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Phare de Biarritz ©
Phare de Biarritz

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Montlouis-sur-Loire

Montlouis-sur-Loire
To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Montlouis-sur-Loire trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Biarritz to Montlouis-sur-Loire by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Biarritz in October; daily highs in Montlouis-sur-Loire reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Montlouis-sur-Loire

Parks Outdoors Tours
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