14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Nice

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Frejus (Kuentz le Monde des Cactus & Frejus Beach) and TakSea (in Saint-Raphael). Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nice online travel route builder.

Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Nice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Marseille

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes) and La Londe Les Maures (Port de Miramar & Dune La Londe). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marseille travel route planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Marseille, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Paris

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (L'Orangerie, Palace of Versailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Fly from Marseille to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in August, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 16°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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.