15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France tour planner
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Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Paris
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 5 nights


Chamonix — 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

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.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de Merlet, take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void, and head off-road at eBike Chamonix.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chamonix road trip tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Chamonix is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Chamonix is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
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Paris — 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris route website.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip
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Bayeux — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Bayeux road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel itinerary website.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Nice.
Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Nice — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron), TakSea (in Saint-Raphael) and Frejus Beach (in Frejus). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 25°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips
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France travel guide

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.