15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
La Croix-Valmer
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
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.
Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Champs-Elysees and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris visit planner.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from New York City to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Paris is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then explore the world behind art at Centre d'Art Contemporain Matmut, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Jumieges, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Saint-Sever. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then see the interesting displays at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique), then examine the collection at Musee de la Corderie Vallois, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee national de l'Education.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rouen online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by bus from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Rouen are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Abbaye de Jumieges, Centre d'Art Contemporain Matmut, Musee de la Corderie Vallois
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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
Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges

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 24th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, and finally take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), then steep yourself in history at Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

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Drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 26th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then see the interesting displays at Granet Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, then examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Bayeux to Aix-en-Provence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in May, things will get a bit warmer in Aix-en-Provence: highs are around 74°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marseille, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

2
nights
La Croix-Valmer

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'Heraclee, then kick back and relax at Plage de Vergeron, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux village de Cogolin. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Debarquement, then kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Marines.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the La Croix-Valmer trip planner .

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to La Croix-Valmer takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cogolin
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage du Debarquement ©
Plage du Debarquement
Plage des Marines ©
Plage des Marines

3
nights
Nice

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.
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Verrerie Pierini will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vieille Ville and Palais Lascaris. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage), Cannes (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes) and Galerie Gabel (in Biot). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

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Traveling by car from La Croix-Valmer to Nice takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from La Croix-Valmer in May: highs in Nice hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, Biot, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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