15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel route planner

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Train
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Paris
— 4 nights
Fly to Geneva, Bus to Morzine
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Morzine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chamonix
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Paris is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Morzine.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Morzine

— 2 nights
Morzine is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): hit the slopes at Billski Ski School, then tour along fresh powder with Peaksnowsports, and then hit the slopes at Easy 2 Ride Ski and Snowboard Academy. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Pop Snowboarding, learn from the experts at Ski With Ease, and then grab your bike and head to Les Gets.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Morzine trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Paris to Morzine takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Paris in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Morzine, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Morzine

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Chamonix

— 3 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, hit the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi, examine the collection at Musee Alpin, and stroll through Vallee Blanche.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chamonix trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Morzine to Chamonix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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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.
Nice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip planning site.

You can drive from Chamonix to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In January in Nice, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for gifts at La Chocolaterie Marseillaise, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Shopping · Historic Sites
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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.