15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
Fly
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Avignon
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 5 nights
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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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris day trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Paris is minus 1 hour. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Avignon.
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Avignon — 2 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Paris to Avignon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, expect nights in Avignon to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence — 3 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: La Ciotat (Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde, Route des Cretes, &more) and Marseille (The Panier, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, steep yourself in history at Pavillon de Vendome, and examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence road trip tool.

Getting from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nice.
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Nice — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay), Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). There's much more to do: visit Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, pause for some photo ops at Statue de Garibaldi, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip maker.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Nice are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly 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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