14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hyeres
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Paris

— 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newark in August; daily highs in Paris reach 77°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 3 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Chateau de Castelnaud and Gouffre de Padirac. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Bugue (Parc Le Bournat & Aquarium du Perigord Noir), Le Regourdou (in Lascaux) and Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque, explore the fascinating underground world of Lascaux Caves 4, and stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 2 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro, then kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Vergeron. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, then take a memorable excursion with TakSea, and then cool off at Waterworld lake of gaudrade.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Saint-Raphael in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August: high temperatures in Saint-Raphael hover around 90°F and lows are around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hyeres

— 1 night
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, then make a splash at Aquavillage Parc, and then head outdoors with Sentier sous marin.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hyeres driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, you will find days in Hyeres are slightly colder (84°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marineland and Le Village des Fous. Venture out of the city with trips to Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) & Musee Picasso), Pitchoun Forest (in Villeneuve-Loubet) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, cool off at Aquasplash, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hyeres in August, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.