15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
3
Strasbourg
— 2 nights
4
Nice
— 2 nights
5
Marseille
— 2 nights
6
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights

2
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Jacquemart-Andre and Musee National Eugene Delacroix. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary builder.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Paris. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Albert Kahn Musee et Jardins
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
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 18th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, and then learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and then explore the world behind art at Musee Baron Gerard.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bayeux vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Pegasus Memorial
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Pegasus Memorial ©
Pegasus Memorial
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

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nights
Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Palais de Rohan and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg. Visit Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Eglise Saint-Georges for their historical value. Take a break from Strasbourg with a short trip to Musee Bartholdi in Colmar, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through La Petite France, get engrossed in the history at Alsatian Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Strasbourg online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Strasbourg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in May: highs in Strasbourg hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Musee Wurth France Erstein, Musee Bartholdi, Eglise Saint-Georges
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Musee Bartholdi ©
Musee Bartholdi
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Palais de Rohan ©
Palais de Rohan

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nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, thenbrowse the exhibits of Musée National Picasso, thensteep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle du Rosaire. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, thendon't miss a visit to Fort du Mont Alban, and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nice day trip planner.

You can fly from Strasbourg to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Strasbourg in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Nice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Musée National Picasso, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Fort du Mont Alban, Chapelle du Rosaire, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
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Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Musee du Petit Palais and then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, thenlearn more about the world around you at Museum d'Histoire Naturelle Aix en Provence, and then get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip planning site.

Drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Avignon
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio
Musee du Petit Palais ©
Musee du Petit Palais

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nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally make a trip to Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Villerouge-Termenes, explore the historical opulence of Rennes le chateau, thencontemplate the long history of Musee Berenger Sauniere, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne Center itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Carcassonne Center takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in Carcassonne Center are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rennes-le-Chateau, Chateau de Villerouge-Termenes
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

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