15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
3
Avignon
— 1 night
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 1 night
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Rouen
— 1 night

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Paris

Paris ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 70°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Paris

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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, then visit Cité de Carcassonne, then indulge in some culinary diversions at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Carcassonne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, you will find days in Carcassonne are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Tours

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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours ©
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours

1
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Avignon

Avignon ©

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at Tours du Rhone, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, then contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon road trip planning site.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Avignon are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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Nice

Nice ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Azur Wine Tours and Saint-Paul de Vence. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Musee Picasso (in Antibes) and La Croisette (in Cannes). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nice holiday planner.

Getting from Avignon to Nice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

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Azur Wine Tours ©
Azur Wine Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nice in October, expect Mont-Saint-Michel to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux road trip planning site.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

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Rouen

Rouen ©

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and then don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rouen trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge

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