15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France holiday planner
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Paris
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
Fly
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Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Paris — 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, take a stroll through Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris online trip builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 4 nights

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Attractions like Chateau de Castelnaud and Grotte de Rouffignac make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Grottes de Lacave (in Lacave), Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac) and Cite Religieuse (in Rocamadour). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, meet the residents at Aquarium du Perigord Noir, laugh and play at Parc Le Bournat, and stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Sarlat-la-Caneda sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 2 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Forcerie Vial and then make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Total Xscape, then make a short side trip with TakSea, then cool off at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, and finally find something for the whole family at Aqualand Frejus.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Saint-Raphael takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, Saint-Raphael is somewhat warmer than Sarlat-la-Caneda - with highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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Nice — 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Marineland and Colline du Chateau overlook. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Eglise de Biot (in Biot) and Cannes (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes). There's lots more to do: stroll through Castel Plage, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nice driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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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