15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France sightseeing planner
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 2 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
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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.
For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Omaha Beach and Juno Beach. Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Pegasus Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain), Cimetières Militaires (in Ranville) and Hillman Site (in Colleville-Montgomery). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, and pause for some photo ops at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Bayeux trip planner.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Bayeux hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence — 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 25th (Thu), take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, examine the collection at Musee Granet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then explore the galleries of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bestouan Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence road trip website.

You can fly from Bayeux to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In June, Aix-en-Provence is a bit warmer than Bayeux - with highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Nice.
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Nice — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, and finally wander the streets of Old Town. On the next day, kick back and relax at Plage du Soleil, then kick back and relax at Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, and then shop like a local with La Croisette.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Aix-en-Provence in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez — 3 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Gigaro and Plage de Sylvabelle. Visiting Le Cap Lardier and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Saint-Tropez to Le Lavandou to see Plage de Cavaliere about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Heraclee Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at La Ponche Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Nice in June, you will find days in Saint-Tropez are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are little chillier (59°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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