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
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hyeres
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cannes
— 3 nights
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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Omaha Beach and Urville Nacqueville Beach. Get some cultural insight at Normandy American Cemetery and Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Ouistreham Beach (in Ouistreham), Nez de Jobourg (in Jobourg) and Plage de Vauville (in Vauville). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and kick back and relax at Juno Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux road trip planning website.

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. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bayeux due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect Bayeux to be little chillier, temps between 58°F and 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Bayeux

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Etretat

— 2 nights
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, then get outside with Cote d'Albatre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Du Tilleul, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage-Baignade Yport, then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Plage, then admire the natural beauty at Les Cressonnieres, and finally stroll through Caresse de Tigre.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Etretat road trip planning site.

Drive from Bayeux to Etretat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In April in Etretat, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
Head to Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Etretat to Paris in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Hyeres.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · 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. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Plage de Cavaliere. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de Gigaro and Heraclee Beach. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Port Grimaud 1 Beach (in Port Grimaud), Plage de Cabasson (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Le Lavandou (Grande Plage du Lavandou & Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette). The adventure continues: hike along Sentier Jean Francois Jube, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Louis, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Route du Sel.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hyeres trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Hyeres in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 48°F in Hyeres. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Cannes

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Vieille Ville and La Croisette. Escape the urban bustle at Lérins Islands and Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague. Step out of Cannes to go to Nice and see Palais Lascaris, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Marche Forville and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cannes travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

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.