15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Lourdes
— 2 nights
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Arles
— 2 nights
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Calvi, Corsica
— 1 night
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Lyon
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Reims
— 3 nights
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Lourdes

— 2 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): make a trip to Boulevard des Pyrenees and then examine the collection at Château de Pau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Chateau Fort of Lourdes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, and then don't miss a visit to Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lourdes itinerary maker app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lourdes is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in October, with highs in Lourdes at 22°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Arles.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:

Arles

— 2 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Eglise St-Trophime, stroll through Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, and finally delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes). On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, steep yourself in history at Chateau des Baux de Provence, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tarascon.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Arles trip builder website.

Drive from Lourdes to Arles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Arles are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Calvi.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

Calvi, Corsica

— 1 night
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. On the 4th (Thu), make a trip to Village abandonné d'Occi, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Calvi online day trip planner.

You can fly from Arles to Calvi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Arles in November, with highs in Calvi at 20°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Calvi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:

Lyon

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Let the collections at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and La Cite du Chocolat Valrhona capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon and Théâtre gallo-romain. Go for a jaunt from Lyon to Hauterives to see Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Lyon attractions website.

Getting from Calvi to Lyon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Calvi in November, things will get a bit cooler in Lyon: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Bayeux.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:

Bayeux

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Appreciate the collections at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) and Musee du debarquement. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bayeux War Cemetery and Omaha Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Bayeux are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Reims.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:

Reims

— 3 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Tau, learn about winemaking at Champagne Taittinger, then learn about winemaking at Moet et Chandon, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Avenue de Champagne.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Reims online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Reims takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Reims sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.