15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France holiday planner
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Le Pradet
— 2 nights
Porquerolles Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Station Maritime, Fly to Caen
— 3 nights
— 4 nights


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.
Old Town and Palais Lascaris will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur and Espace Ferrero. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Les Gorges du Blavet (in Bagnols-en-Foret), Valbonne (Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague & Abbaye de Valbonne) and Frejus (Scuba & Snorkeling, Base Nature Francois Leotard, &more). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Clos St Vincent, Collet des Fourniers, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Colgan's Brewery, explore the ancient world of Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres, and view the masterpieces at Atelier Madoura.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice holiday site.

Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in January, with highs in Nice at 56°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Le Pradet.
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Le Pradet — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for gifts at Le Moulin de l'Esquirol, identify plant and animal life at La Route du Sel, explore the striking landscape at Presqu'ile de Giens, then hike along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, then stop by Wallaby Boomerangs, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Raymond-Nonnat, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Oursinieres, explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Bonnettes.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Le Pradet vacation planner.

You can drive from Nice to Le Pradet in 2 hours. In February in Le Pradet, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Porquerolles Island.
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Porquerolles Island — 1 night

On the 6th (Thu), kick back and relax at Plage de la Courtade, then admire the masterpieces at Villa Carmignac, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Saint Agathe.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Porquerolles Island road trip planner.

You can drive from Le Pradet to Porquerolles Island in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Caen.
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Caen — 3 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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Espace Yvonne Guegan. Head to Aces High Gallery and Les Vergers de Ducyfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caen: Omaha Beach (in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer) and Normandy American Cemetery (in Colleville-sur-Mer). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, take in the exciting artwork at Frac Normandie, and see the interesting displays at Les Salles du Rempart.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Caen online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Porquerolles Island to Caen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Paris.
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Paris — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

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Getting from Caen to Paris by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Paris are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.