15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 5 nights
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Valognes
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Taxi to Pontorson Mont St Michel, Train to Tours
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Tours
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palais Garnier, Musee de l'Orangerie, Conciergerie, and other attractions you added. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris journey planner.

Midland, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Valognes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Valognes

— 3 nights
Valognes is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.It is located southeast of Cherbourg.HistoryThe town was built not far from the Gallo-Roman town of Alauna or Alaunia, from where the town derives its name. Your list of things to see and do now includes Chateau de Bricquebec, Normandy American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, and other attractions. On the 8th (Fri), take in the history at Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sainte-Mère-Église. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bricquebec.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Valognes trip maker.

You can drive from Paris to Valognes in 4 hours. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Valognes: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Valognes

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Your day by day itinerary now includes Tour du Nord as well as Terrasse de l'Ouest. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, then don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and finally make a trip to Tour du Nord. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel day trip planning tool.

Drive from Valognes to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Tours.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Tours

— 2 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chateau de Chambord as well as Chateau de Villandry. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord and then examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau. On the next day, stroll through Chateau de Villandry and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tours holiday planning tool.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Tours by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Paris

— 2 nights

City of Light

You've now added Disneyland Paris to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Tours to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 15th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks

Side Trip

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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.