15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France journey planner

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Bayeux
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hyeres
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 4 nights
Fly

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Bayeux

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Omaha Beach and Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mont Saint-Michel and Normandy American Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Urville Nacqueville Beach (in Urville-Nacqueville), Baie d'Ecalgrain (in Auderville) and Plage de Vauville (in Vauville). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and stroll through les etangs du val de See.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bayeux day trip app.

Washington DC, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bayeux due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Paris

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, stop by Le Marais, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Hyeres.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Hyeres

— 3 nights
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Visiting Plage de Cavaliere and La Ponche Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Plage de Pampelonne and Plage de l'Escalet. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont), Grande Plage du Lavandou (in Le Lavandou) and La Calanque de Figuerolles (in La Ciotat). There's more to do: stroll through La Route du Sel and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Paris to Hyeres by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in December: highs in Hyeres hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Lérins Islands and Promenade du Soleil. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Venture out of the city with trips to Frejus (Base Nature Francois Leotard & Scuba & Snorkeling), Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI (in Biot) and Choisy La Galerie (in St-Paul-de-Vence). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice, and make a trip to Eglise.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.