15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Nice
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Hyeres
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
5
Bayeux
— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild are in your itinerary. Head to La Croisette and Rue d'Antibesfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Castel Plage, trek along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

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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. Traveling from Washington DC in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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. Get outdoors at Sentier Jean Francois Jube and Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Gigaro and Plage d'Aiguebelle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: Plage de Pampelonne (in Ramatuelle), Le Lavandou (Plage de Cavaliere & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Port Grimaud 1 Beach (in Port Grimaud). There's still lots to do: hike along Foret de Roustagnon and stroll through Sentier Littoral.

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You can drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and La Boulangerie. Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

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Traveling by flight from Hyeres to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, Paris is little chillier than Hyeres - with highs of 53°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval, take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Du Tilleul, and finally kick back and relax at Plage-Baignade Yport.

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Getting from Paris to Etretat by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Etretat can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Bayeux

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some historical perspective at Omaha Beach and Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes. Visit Urville Nacqueville Beach and Baie d'Ecalgrain for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Plage de Vauville (in Vauville), Plage de Benerville sur Mer (in Benerville-sur-Mer) and Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

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Traveling by car from Etretat to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 38°F. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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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.