15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Le Pradet
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Porquerolles Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Station Maritime, Fly to Caen
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Caen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Nice — 3 nights

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.
Palais Lascaris and Musee d'Histoire Locale et des Traditions are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice and Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres. Venture out of the city with trips to Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague (in Valbonne), Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI (in Biot) and Frejus (Scuba & Snorkeling & Base Nature Francois Leotard). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Beach, examine the collection at Galerie Eva Vautier, do a tasting at Clos St Vincent, Collet des Fourniers, and stroll through Vasques de la Lance.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Nice day trip planning tool.

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. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between 56°F and 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Le Pradet.
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Le Pradet — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for gifts at Le Moulin de l'Esquirol, stroll through Sentier Jean Francois Jube, kick back and relax at Plage des Oursinieres, then kick back and relax at Plage des Bonnettes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Raymond-Nonnat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Plage de l'Estagnol, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, then trek along Le Sentier du Littoral, and finally stroll through Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Le Pradet online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Le Pradet takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Le Pradet are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Porquerolles Island.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
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Porquerolles Island — 1 night

On the 5th (Wed), kick back and relax at Plage de la Courtade, explore the world behind art at Villa Carmignac, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Saint Agathe.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Porquerolles Island trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Le Pradet to Porquerolles Island in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Caen.
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Caen — 3 nights

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Aces High Gallery and Normandie Savoir-Faire. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Espace Yvonne Guegan. Take a break from Caen with a short trip to Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Caen, make a trip to Hillman Site, and contemplate the long history of Place Saint-Sauveur.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Caen online journey planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Porquerolles Island to Caen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In February, daily temperatures in Caen can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Paris.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games
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Paris — 4 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Palace of Versailles. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry), The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles) and Le Bois des Aigles (in Balines). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris tour planner.

Traveling by car from Caen to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Paris are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks
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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.