14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France planner

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Paris
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly
5
Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 3 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and stop by Le Marais.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planning tool.

Berlin, Germany to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and then shop like a local with Rue du Gros-Horloge.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen holiday maker website.

Getting from Paris to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Rouen hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

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 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bayeux trip maker website.

Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 19th (Mon), admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel online day trip planner.

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 July in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:
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Saint-Raphael

— 2 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Bonaparte, then see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, and then get outside with Sublim Sky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique and then don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael trip builder site.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Raphael by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July: high temperatures in Saint-Raphael hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

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.
Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

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.