15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly
2
Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Train to Paris St Lazare, Fly to Vancouver

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Le Marais, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip app.

Vancouver, Canada to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Nice.
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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.
Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, and make a trip to Place Massena.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip planning app.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marseille.
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Marseille — 2 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.
On the 26th (Tue), take a stroll through The Panier, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, then don't miss a visit to Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and finally steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Marseille travel planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Marseille, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): trek along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in April, expect Mont-Saint-Michel to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 2 nights

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 29th (Fri): head outdoors with Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux online journey planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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