14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Paris
— 4 nights
Train
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Lyon
— 1 night
Fly
3
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Menton
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Cannes
— 2 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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris online holiday planner.

Mumbai, India to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in February, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Lyon

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Secrets d'Apiculteur, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lyon road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. February in Lyon sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
Popular historic sites such as Vieille Ville and Palais Lascaris are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and La Madone d'Utelle. Change things up with a short trip to Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste in Coaraze (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice, and stroll through Plage de la Mariniere.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nice visit planning site.

Getting from Lyon to Nice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In February, Nice is a bit warmer than Lyon - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Menton.

Things to do in Nice

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Menton

— 2 nights

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of the Old Chateau, then stroll through Palmes Beach, and then kick back and relax at Promenade du Soleil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at La Salle des Mariages, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs, and then kick back and relax at Plage du Fossan.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Menton trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Nice to Menton in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in February, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Menton

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Cannes

— 2 nights

Festival City

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 28th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, head outdoors with Plage du Martinez, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Juan les Pins Main Beach. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Bon Voyage, get a taste of the local shopping with La Croisette, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Mace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes holiday tool.

Drive from Menton to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.