15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Fly
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Paris
— 5 nights
Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
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Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to MBS International Airport

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Les Murs Peints (in Cannes), Saint-Raphael (TakSea & Catalan Bougie) and Kuentz le Monde des Cactus (in Frejus). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice journey tool.

Midland, USA to Nice is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Midland to Nice. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Midland in July since evenings lows in Nice dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, visit Le Marais, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary app.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in July since evenings lows in Paris dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 14th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel tour itinerary app.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Mont-Saint-Michel, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Bayeux

— 1 night
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 15th (Thu): appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

Plan my day in Bayeux using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Rouen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

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Drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

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.