15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hyeres
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
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Etretat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Nice

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee de L'ecole. Visiting Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike and Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (La Croisette, Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie, &more), Les Jardins du MIP (in Mouans-Sartoux) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and kick back and relax at Castel Plage.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Nice is 6 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Hyeres

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Domaine Sainte Marie, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cavaliere, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Grande Plage du Lavandou. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Route du Sel, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro.

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

You can drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Hyeres, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Laurence Esnol Gallery. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Hyeres to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hyeres in April, with highs in Paris at 60°F and lows at 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Etretat

— 2 nights
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval, then stroll through Plage Du Tilleul, then head outdoors with Cote d'Albatre, and finally get great views at Falaises d'Etretat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage-Baignade Yport, then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Plage, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Cressonnieres, and finally get outside with Le Fleuve La Veules.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Etretat itinerary planner.

You can drive from Paris to Etretat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. April in Etretat sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Visit Normandy American Cemetery and Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Plage de Vauville (in Vauville), Urville Nacqueville Beach (in Urville-Nacqueville) and Nez de Jobourg (in Jobourg). The adventure continues: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach and kick back and relax at Plages de Houlgate.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Etretat to Bayeux in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Bayeux are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:

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.