16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France journey builder

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Paris
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 4 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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Water Parterres, La Galerie des Batailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip itinerary maker.

Boston, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Boston in August, Paris is slightly colder at night with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:

Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): find something for the whole family at Cahem, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip maker tool.

You can drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Colleville-sur-Mer

— 1 night
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, then explore and take pictures at Omaha Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

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Getting from Rouen to Colleville-sur-Mer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Colleville-sur-Mer are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Colleville-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:
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Saint-Raphael

— 3 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Etangs de Villepey (in Saint-Aygulf), Sainte-Maxime (Kelys & Zipline) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, and get outside with Sublim Sky.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael vacation planning tool.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Raphael by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in September; daily highs in Saint-Raphael reach 78°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Nice

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins) and La Verrerie de Biot (in Biot). Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nice driving holiday website.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in September, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

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.