16 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly
4
Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Chamonix
— 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and visit Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris travel planner.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in July, expect nights in Paris to be much colder, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip tool.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Bayeux is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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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 22nd (Fri): admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel attractions planning tool.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can 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 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel and then do a tasting at Domaine Terres Destel. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Sublim Sky, see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer).

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Raphael by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July, expect Saint-Raphael to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Nice.
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Nice — 3 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.
Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, kick back and relax at Castel Plage, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice tour planning website.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chamonix.
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Chamonix — 3 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Step Into the Void, take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de Merlet, do some rugged touring at eBike Chamonix, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chamonix holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nice to Chamonix takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can 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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