15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France 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
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Hyeres
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 4 nights
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mont Saint-Michel and Normandy American Cemetery. You'll get in some beach time at Omaha Beach and Plage de Vauville. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Urville Nacqueville Beach (in Urville-Nacqueville), Baie d'Ecalgrain (in Auderville) and Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes (in Huisnes sur Mer). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, and take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bayeux online trip itinerary builder.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bayeux. In February, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, don't miss a visit to Place de la Bastille, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris online tour planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Paris are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly 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 Sentier du Littoral and Sentier Jean Francois Jube will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Grande Plage du Lavandou and Plage d'Aiguebelle. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Le Lavandou (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Plage de Jean Blanc, &more) and Sentier Littoral (in Bandol). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Route du Sel, trek along Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Francois-de-Paule.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyeres trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Hyeres by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in February: high temperatures in Hyeres hover around 56°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

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.
Visit Castel Plage and Promenade du Soleil for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Vieille Ville and Chapelle des Penitents Blancs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Parc des Rives du Loup (in La Colle sur Loup), Arboretum du Mont-Gros (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin) and Valbonne (Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague & Abbaye de Valbonne). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Gabel, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie des Bains-Douches, and tour the pleasant surroundings at L'aquarium Naturel des Flots Bleus.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip planning website.

Getting from Hyeres to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February in Nice, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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.