14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Marseille
— 1 night
Drive
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Cogolin
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 day
Drive
5
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris
— 4 nights

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Marseille

— 1 night

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 18th (Sat), make a trip to Paul Cezanne’s Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On the next day, take a stroll through The Panier, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, and then make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip planner.

Paris to Marseille is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: highs in Marseille hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cogolin.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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Cogolin

— 2 nights
Cogolin is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu, see the vivid underwater world at Le Cap Lardier, and then stroll through Plage de Sylvabelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux village de Cogolin, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Vergeron, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Heraclee Beach.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cogolin visit website.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Cogolin takes 2 hours. In May in Cogolin, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Cogolin

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nice driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cogolin to Nice in 2 hours. Traveling from Cogolin in May, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 day
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel day trip planning site.

You can fly from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nice in May; daily highs in Mont-Saint-Michel reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Bayeux

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Bayeux sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

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 27th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, then don't miss a visit to Rue Eau de Robec, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen travel route tool.

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find out how to plan a trip to Paris, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

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.