15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
Train
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Versailles
— 3 nights
Train
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Annecy
— 4 nights
Train
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Strasbourg
— 3 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.
Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Billund, Denmark to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Billund in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Paris, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Versailles.
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Versailles — 3 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Royal Chapel and L'Art du Palais. Get out of town with these interesting Versailles side-trips: Giverny (Musee des impressionnismes, Fondation Claude Monet, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Canal, make a trip to The Water Parterres, and take an in-depth tour of The Hall of Mirrors.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Versailles trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Versailles by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Versailles, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Annecy.
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Annecy — 4 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Do your shopping at Pernot Cédric and The Village. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, appreciate the history behind Claude Louis Berthollet, explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges du Fier, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Annecy trip planning app.

You can fly from Versailles to Annecy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Annecy are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg — 3 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
For shopping fun, head to Cristal Lehrer Bruno or Galerie Pascale Froessel. Venture out of the city with trips to Vieille Ville (in Riquewihr) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, admire the striking features of Place Kleber, take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, and stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg day trip tool.

You can fly from Annecy to Strasbourg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel 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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