We are fairly experienced travelers and have done European self driving tours before. We wanted some feedback on 21 Day driving tour. It’s just my wife and myself.
We’ve seen Paris over a few different trips but plan on spending a few days there for our anniversary mid trip
Day 1: Arrive at CDG, sleep at a hotel near the airport
Day 2: Pick up car at CDG and drive to Loire Valley for overnight. See Château de Chenonceau
Day 3-5 Drive to Dordogne and stay around Sarlat area ?
Day 6 Carcassonne
Day 7-13 Provence- unknown where to stay as a good base
Day 14 Car return and TGV to Paris
Day 14-17 Paris for our anniversary
Day 17-21 ? Normandy driving to D-Day/ MSM or Strasbourg ? We may have friends meet us in Paris/ France so we were going to keep this open for now
Day 21 late flight back home from CDG
I’m trying to keep driving to less than a couple of hours per day which seems doable at this pace.
We usually like to drive around and find a place to stop for the night but it sounds it may be a bit dicey that time of year so a good base in the Dordogne and Provence might be the best bets.
We like hiking and general city walks. We live around the Napa valley so we’ve kind of had our fill of touring wineries. We’ve budgeted enough for 150-200 euro a night for rooms. Obviously Paris will be more and we’ve taken that into account already
Any suggestions on the itinerary or recommendations of hotels or B&Bs to base in Dordogne and Provence would be very much appreciated