15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France Trip Planner
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Fly
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Rouen
— 1 night
Train to Paris St Lazare, Train to Strasbourg
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Strasbourg
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly
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Biarritz
— 2 nights
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Paris — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, enjoy breathtaking views from Montparnasse Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Paris is minus 4.5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Paris hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Rouen.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Rouen — 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 2nd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and then don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rouen online road trip planner.

You can drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg — 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at European Parliament Strasbourg, steep yourself in history at Fort de Mutzig, and then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee de Strasbourg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, and then don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg trip planner.

Take a train from Rouen to Strasbourg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Nice.
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Nice — 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Musee Des Explorations Du Monde in Cannes, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Place Massena, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nice day trip app.

Fly from Strasbourg to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Strasbourg in January; daily highs in Nice reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille — 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aix-en-Provence (Musee Granet, Paul Cezanne’s Studio, &more), Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles) and Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and stop by La Chocolaterie Marseillaise.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Marseille sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Biarritz.
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Biarritz — 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Mon), admire the striking features of Chateau Observatoire Abbadia, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cidrerie Txopinondo, and then take a memorable tour with Le Train de la Rhune. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, then look for gifts at L'atelier du chocolat de bayonne, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz, and finally don't miss a visit to Phare de Biarritz.

Make your Biarritz itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Marseille to Biarritz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in January, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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