14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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14 days in France Itinerary

Start: Roanoke
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Cannes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Bordeaux
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Roanoke

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Maintenon and Montmartre. Explore hidden gems such as Latin Quarter and Ile Saint-Louis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Chateau d'Anet (in Anet). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris sightseeing planner.

Roanoke, USA to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Roanoke to Paris. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Roanoke in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Chateau d'Anet, Chateau de Maintenon, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs, and finally look for gifts at La Petite Cave de Saint Paul.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nice attractions planner.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paris in June since evenings lows in Nice dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Villa Kerylos, Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs
Highlights from your plan
Place Garibaldi ©
Place Garibaldi
Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos
Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs ©
Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs

2
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 10th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet, browse the exhibits of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle de la Garoupe, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cannes road trip planner.

Take a train from Nice to Cannes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Nice in June, expect little chillier with lows of 61°F in Cannes. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Marseille.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Antibes, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Highlights from your plan
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Histoire de Marseille, then steep yourself in history at Palais Longchamp, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Calanque de Samena. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise des Reformes - Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Palais du Pharo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Marseille sightseeing planner .

Getting from Cannes to Marseille by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Marseille, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Palais Longchamp ©
Palais Longchamp
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Musee d'Histoire de Marseille ©
Musee d'Histoire de Marseille

2
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Get a sense of the local culture at Musee du Vin et du Negoce and Pey-Berland Tower. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau du Taillan and Port of the Moon. Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to Saint-Emilion (Chateau Beaurang & Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion) and Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc). And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Monument aux Girondins, see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Histoire Maritime de Bordeaux, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Saint Ahon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Michel.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Bordeaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in June, expect Bordeaux to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Chateau Paloumey
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Paloumey ©
Chateau Paloumey
Musee du Vin et du Negoce ©
Musee du Vin et du Negoce
Monument aux Girondins ©
Monument aux Girondins

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