15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 5 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 1 night
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Nice
— 4 nights

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Paris

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris travel planner.

Erbil, Iraq to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Erbil to Paris is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Erbil in October, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Paris: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

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Arc de Triomphe
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Louvre Museum
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Eiffel Tower
4.5

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel online day trip planner.

Drive from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

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World heritage site
Mont Saint-Michel
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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and finally contemplate the long history of Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux visit planner.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Bayeux sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then make a trip to La Porte D'aude, then wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, and finally take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Bayeux to Carcassonne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bayeux in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Carcassonne: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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World heritage site
Cité de Carcassonne
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Historic Site
Cathar Castles
4.8

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Avignon

Avignon ©

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 11th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, then take an exotic tour of Wine Safari, then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, and finally take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Avignon trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Avignon are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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World heritage site
Palais des Papes
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Pont d'Avignon
3.6

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Nice

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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Getting from Avignon to Nice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Avignon in October since evenings lows in Nice dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

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Food Tours
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Neighborhood
Vieille Ville
4.7

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