15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Nice — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Fromagerie Ceneri & Lérins Islands). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Newark, USA to Nice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Nice. While traveling from Newark, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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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 17th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel route website.

Fly from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in June; daily highs in Mont-Saint-Michel reach 68°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.
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Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

Colleville-sur-Mer — 1 night

Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Colleville-sur-Mer online travel planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Colleville-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Colleville-sur-Mer are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Rouen.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:

Rouen — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur), Giverny (Musee de Mecanique Naturelle & Fondation Claude Monet) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the natural beauty at Jardins d'Angelique, make a trip to Les Racines du Ciel, and take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen holiday planner.

Getting from Colleville-sur-Mer to Rouen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Rouen sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paris.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

Paris — 5 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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:

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.