15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Nice

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Notre Dame d‘Afrique (in Theoule sur Mer). There's still lots to do: visit Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nice online sightseeing planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Nice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in July: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In July, Mont-Saint-Michel is a bit cooler than Nice - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, take in the history at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

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 9th (Fri): wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then make a trip to La maison sublime, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Jardins d'Angelique, then see the interesting displays at Fondation Claude Monet, and then examine the collection at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Paris

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Water Parterres, Palace of Versailles, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stop by Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Rouen in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:

France travel guide

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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.