15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 4 nights
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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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris trip builder.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Paris at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:

Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 27th (Sun), examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then take in the history at Omaha Beach. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux journey planning site.

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bayeux: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel route maker tool.

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Marseille

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 30th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Granet. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of The Panier, then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June, with highs in Marseille at 83°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lérins Islands in Cannes (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

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Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Marseille, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.