15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Nice — 3 nights

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 17th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nice route maker tool.

Baghdad, Iraq to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Baghdad in July, you will find days in Nice are much colder (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Saint-Raphael — 2 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a splash at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, then see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Frejus Beach. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel and then surround yourself with nature on Forcerie Vial.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip builder site.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saint-Raphael, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Saint-Raphael to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in July, expect Mont-Saint-Michel to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Bayeux sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Paris — 6 nights

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planning tool.

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Fri).
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France travel guide

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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.