15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip itinerary planner

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Marseille
— 4 nights
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Sausset-les-Pins
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 5 nights
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Dijon
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Marseille

— 4 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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Trolib (in Cassis) and La Calanque de Figuerolles (in La Ciotat). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, stroll around Le Palais de Justice, explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip itinerary builder tool.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Marseille Provence Airport, Nîmes-Arles-Camargue Airport and Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport. July in Marseille sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Sausset-les-Pins.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Sausset-les-Pins

— 2 nights
Sausset-les-Pins is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.LocationIt is very close to Carry-le-Rouet, so much so that up until 1924 the two villages were not properly demarcated. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sausset-les-Pins: Plage de Piemanson (in Salin de Giraud) and Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone (Delta Fishing & Plage Napoleon). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Site naturel protege de l'etang de Bolmon, identify plant and animal life at Le Sentier Du Lezard, try to win big at Casino Barriere Carry-le-Rouet, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Rouet.

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Drive from Marseille to Sausset-les-Pins in an hour. July in Sausset-les-Pins sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Sausset-les-Pins

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Aix-en-Provence

— 5 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aix-en-Provence: Nice (Promenade des Anglais, Colline du Chateau overlook, &more), Marineland (in Antibes) and Cannes (Le Suquet & La Croisette). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, examine the collection at Musee Granet, admire the landmark architecture of Le Tour de l'Horloge, and browse the exhibits of Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence tour builder.

You can drive from Sausset-les-Pins to Aix-en-Provence in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dijon.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Dijon

— 3 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dijon: Besancon (Statue du marquis Jouffroy d'Abbans, La Citadelle de Besancon, &more), Beaune (La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, &more) and Appellation Chocolat (in Pommard). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, ponder the design of Jardin Darcy, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, and don't miss a visit to Owl's Trail.

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Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Dijon by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in July: high temperatures in Dijon hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C.

Things to do in Dijon

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Trails

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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.