15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Nice
— 2 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
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Caen
— 2 nights
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 3 nights
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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.
Vieille Ville and Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Castel Plage and Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, explore and take pictures at Palais Lascaris, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Mariniere, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nice travel itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Nice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: highs in Nice hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

Saint-Tropez

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): head outdoors with Plage de Gigaro, get outside with Heraclee Beach, then explore the gorgeous colors at Le Cap Lardier, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Tropez. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Plage de Pampelonne, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l'Escalet, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Grimaud 1 Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez road trip website.

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. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Saint-Tropez, with highs around 85°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence vacation planning tool.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can fly to Caen.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

Caen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

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.
On the 26th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll through Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Hillman Site, appreciate the history behind Pegasus Memorial, stroll the grounds of Cimetières Militaires, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, and finally stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Caen trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aix-en-Provence to Caen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Aix-en-Provence in June, with highs in Caen at 69°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Rouen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, then see the interesting displays at Fondation Claude Monet, and then examine the collection at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Monumental, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip planning site.

You can drive from Caen to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

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. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and explore and take pictures at Arc de Triomphe.

Plan my day in Paris using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

France travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Architectural Buildings · Tourist Spots
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.