15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner
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Paris
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 1 night
Fly
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris journey app.

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for much colder days in Paris, with highs around 53°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to Nice.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Village de Mougins (in Mougins). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nice road trip planning site.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in March: high temperatures in Nice hover around 59°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.
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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.
On the 17th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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 18th (Sat): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Marseille to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, Bayeux is a bit cooler than Marseille - with highs of 52°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Mont Saint-Michel. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours.

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Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 40°F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Highlights from your trip

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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