13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France holiday maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Saint-Raphael
— 1 night
Fly
4
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Nice

— 2 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Castel Plage and Juan les Pins Main Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee Picasso and Vieille Ville. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Easy Dive in Juan-les-Pins--about 42 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nice journey maker tool.

Berlin, Germany to Nice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Nice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Saint-Tropez

— 3 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Take a break from the city and head to Plage de l'Escalet and Plage de Sylvabelle. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Pampelonne and Plage de Gigaro. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Tropez side-trips: Plage de L'Argentiere (in La Londe Les Maures), Plage de Jean Blanc (in Le Lavandou) and Plage de la Faviere (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Port Grimaud 1 Beach, examine the collection at Confiserie Azureenne, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Vergeron.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Nice to Saint-Tropez takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nice in July: highs in Saint-Tropez hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 1 night
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with TakSea and then enjoy the sand and surf at Frejus Beach.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael day trip planning website.

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in July, expect nights in Saint-Raphael to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Bayeux.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Omaha Beach, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux online road trip planner.

You can fly from Saint-Raphael to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in July, things will get slightly colder in Bayeux: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee Gustave Moreau. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris visit planning site.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.3
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.