15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: London
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Rouen
— 1 night
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then don't miss a visit to Les Racines du Ciel, and finally don't miss a visit to Vieux.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rouen online attractions planner .

Traveling by bus from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Rouen, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
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 6th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then appreciate the history behind Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, American Cemetery & Memorial, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

3
nights
Nice

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 a short trip to Waterskiing & Jetskiing in Villeneuve-Loubet (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nice online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in October, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Hyeres (Plage La Capte & Chateau d'Hyeres).

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael day trip site .

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hyeres, Plage du Chateau, Site de Malpasset, Plage de Jean Blanc
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Calanque de Maubois ©
Calanque de Maubois
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau

2
nights
Marseille

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 14th (Mon), take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then get outside with Route des Cretes.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Marseille in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Marseille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Aix-en-Provence, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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