15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris — 4 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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris online travel planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Morzine.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Morzine — 2 nights

Morzine is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): hit the slopes at Billski Ski School, then hit the slopes at Peak Snowsports, and then tour along fresh powder with Easy 2 Ride Ski and Snowboard Academy. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Pop Snowboarding, learn from the experts at Ski With Ease, and then stroll through Les Gets.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Morzine trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Paris to Morzine takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Paris in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Morzine, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chamonix.
Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trip
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Chamonix — 3 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, hit the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get great views at Aiguille des Grands Montets.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chamonix day trip planner.

You can drive from Morzine to Chamonix in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
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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.
Nice is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, gain insight at Institut de Francais, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Drive from Chamonix to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Nice are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marseille.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trips
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Marseille — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for gifts at La Chocolaterie Marseillaise, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Shopping
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France travel guide

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.