12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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12 days in France Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Amboise
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Newark

3
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.
Visit Plage de San Giovanni and Plage de Palombaggia for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Plage du Petit Sperone and Santa Giulia Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, and head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio trip itinerary maker.

Newark, USA to Bonifacio is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Newark in June since evenings lows in Bonifacio dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto-Vecchio, Plage de San Giovanni
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Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Plage de Santa Giulia ©
Plage de Santa Giulia

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get in touch with nature at Omaha Beach and Juno Beach. Do your shopping at La Maison du Biscuit and H2O Parapluies. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Utah Beach D-Day Museum (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont), Market in Pierre Sur Dives (in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives) and La Brûlerie (in Flers). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, admire the landmark architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral, and stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Bonifacio to Bayeux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bonifacio in June: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Omaha Beach, Juno Beach, Normandy American Cemetery, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, H2O Parapluies
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Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

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Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire and Chateau de Chambord will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais and La Balade Des Fromages. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amboise: Château de Villandry (in Villandry), Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois) and Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Château du Clos Lucé, admire the natural beauty at Chateau d'Amboise, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Gatien.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amboise vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Amboise in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Cheverny, Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, La Balade des Fromages
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Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais ©
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire ©
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien

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