15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France journey 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.
Let the collections at Palais Lascaris and Musee de la Photographie Charles Negre capture your imagination. Head to Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI and A.I.R. Vallaurisfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Vasques de la Lance (in Colmars), Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague (in Valbonne) and Maison Musee Colmars (in Villars-Colmars). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Parc des Rives du Loup, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint Veran, explore the world behind art at Espace Ferrero, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bellet.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nice tour app.

Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Nice due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in January; daily highs in Nice reach 56°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Le Pradet.
Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

Le Pradet — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Inna Khimich Art Gallery, kick back and relax at Plage des Oursinieres, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Bonnettes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Raymond-Nonnat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Plage de l'Estagnol, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for all kinds of wild species at La Route du Sel, and finally stop by Le Moulin de l'Esquirol.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Le Pradet itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Le Pradet in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Porquerolles Island.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

Porquerolles Island — 1 night

On the 3rd (Mon), head outdoors with Pointe de l'Oustau de Dieu, explore the world behind art at Villa Carmignac, and then kick back and relax at Plage de la Courtade.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Porquerolles Island trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Le Pradet to Porquerolles Island takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Caen.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Espace Yvonne Guegan. Get some cultural insight at Normandy American Cemetery and Abbaye aux Hommes. Get out of town with these interesting Caen side-trips: les etangs du val de See (in Saint-Georges-de-Livoye) and Aces High Gallery (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, see the interesting displays at Normandy Guided Tours, view the masterpieces at Frac Normandie, and get behind the scenes at Les Vergers de Ducy.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Caen online trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Porquerolles Island to Caen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In February, daytime highs in Caen are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Paris.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Place de la Bastille, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris sightseeing planner.

Drive from Caen to Paris in 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 10th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:

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.