15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Paris
— 5 nights
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Bayeux
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Hyeres
— 1 night
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Marseille
— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online journey planner.

Tampa, USA to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tampa to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in October, with highs in Paris at 62°F and lows at 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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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 23rd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip planning tool.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel online attractions planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Nice

— 3 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 a short trip to Musee Picasso in Antibes (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In October, Nice is somewhat warmer than Mont-Saint-Michel - with highs of 70°F and lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Hyeres

— 1 night
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): trek along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and then surround yourself with nature on Dune La Londe.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hyeres trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Hyeres by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

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Marseille

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille online route maker.

Drive from Hyeres to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Marseille, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

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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.