15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France visit 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Omaha Beach and Mont Saint-Michel. Visit Normandy American Cemetery and Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Urville Nacqueville Beach (in Urville-Nacqueville), Baie d'Ecalgrain (in Auderville) and Plage de Vauville (in Vauville). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and tour the pleasant surroundings at les etangs du val de See.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux driving holiday 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. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive 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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Paris sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to 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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Cavaliere and Grande Plage du Lavandou. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Pampelonne and La Route du Sel. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont), Domaine Sainte Marie (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and La Calanque de Figuerolles (in La Ciotat). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Escalet, stroll through Pointe des Sardinaux, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hyeres trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Paris to Hyeres in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, you will find days in Hyeres are somewhat warmer (59°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Promenade du Soleil and Plage Mace. Head to Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI and Lavallie Bijoux et Joailleriefor some retail therapy. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Frejus (Scuba & Snorkeling & Base Nature Francois Leotard) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). There's lots more to do: stop by Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nice, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in December, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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.