15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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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.
Kids will enjoy Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip website.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Hyeres.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Hyeres — 4 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. Family-friendly places like Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage de la Faviere will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: Le Lavandou (Plage de Cavaliere & Plage d'Aiguebelle), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Plage des Oursinieres (in Le Pradet). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plage de L'Argentiere, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage noire du Langoustier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Trophyme, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube.

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You can fly from Paris to Hyeres in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nice.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Nice — 5 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.
Family-friendly places like Old Town and Rue d'Antibes will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Vieux Port, La Croisette, &more) and Wine Shop Flacons Divins (in Antibes). Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: stroll through Castel Plage, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hyeres in July since evenings lows in Nice dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for 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.