15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Calais
Drive + Fly:  25 h
1
Lille
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Grenoble
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Lyon
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  22 h 45 min
End: Calais

2
nights
Lille

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Vieux-Lille, admire the striking features of Chambre de Commerce, don't miss a visit to Grande Place, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lille Zoo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Old Stock Exchange, see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, and then find something for the whole family at Koezio.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lille travel route planner.

Calais, USA to Lille is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calais to Lille is 6 hours. Traveling from Calais in July, you will find days in Lille are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grenoble.

Things to do in Lille

Museums Fun & Games Theme Parks
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Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille
Grande Place ©
Grande Place

4
nights
Grenoble

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Family-friendly places like Reve d'Eau and Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere will thrill your kids. Step out of Grenoble with an excursion to La Plagne Ski Resort in Macot-la-Plagne--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, have some family-friendly fun at Hapik Grenoble, get engrossed in the history at Musee Dauphinois, and walk around Parc Naturel Regional du Vercors.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grenoble trip builder app.

Fly from Lille to Grenoble in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Lille in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grenoble: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Grenoble

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

La Plagne Ski Resort, Reve d'Eau
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Musee de Grenoble ©
Musee de Grenoble

3
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kids will enjoy Parc de la Tete d'Or and Traboules du Vieux Lyon. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, get to know the fascinating history of Secrets d'Apiculteur, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grenoble to Lyon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Grenoble in July, Lyon is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

3
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like La Grande Dune du Pilat and Place de la Bourse. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Water Mirror, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tour Pey-Berland, and get your game on at Virtual Room Bordeaux.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Bordeaux takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

La Grande Dune du Pilat
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La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Virtual Room Bordeaux ©
Virtual Room Bordeaux
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse

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