15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Bayeux
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hyeres
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cannes
— 4 nights
Fly

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Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Visit Omaha Beach and Urville Nacqueville Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore and learn at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Pegasus Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Nez de Jobourg (in Jobourg) and Plage de Vauville (in Vauville). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, look for gifts at H2O Parapluies, and enjoy the sand and surf at Juno Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary planning tool.

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 when traveling from Washington DC to Bayeux is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in April, things will get a bit cooler in Bayeux: highs are around 58°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Bayeux

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval, then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, then kick back and relax at Plage Du Tilleul, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage-Baignade Yport.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Etretat trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Bayeux to Etretat in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. April in Etretat sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris trip maker.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time 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. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Gigaro and Plage de Cavaliere. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Port Grimaud 1 Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: Domaine Sainte Marie (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), Heraclee Beach (in La Croix-Valmer) and Grande Plage du Lavandou (in Le Lavandou). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier Jean Francois Jube and trek along Sentier du Littoral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hyeres trip builder website.

You can fly from Paris to Hyeres in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hyeres, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Cannes

— 4 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Let the collections at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and L'atelier Tsade capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at La Croisette and 365 Fromages. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannes: Sainte-Maxime (Scuba & Snorkeling & Pointe des Sardinaux) and Vieille Ville (in Nice). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Lérins Islands and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague.

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You can drive from Hyeres to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. You will leave for home on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:

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.