15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Caen
— 4 nights
3
Nice
— 3 nights
4
Avignon
— 2 nights
5
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 Louvre Museum. Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, wander the streets of Montmartre, take an in-depth tour of Maison de Victor Hugo, and explore the world behind art at Musee Jacquemart-Andre.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

4
nights
Caen

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Omaha Beach and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Get some historical perspective at Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Caen: Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe (in La Cambe) and Deauville Beach (in Deauville City). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, snap pictures at Pegasus Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ouistreham Beach, and brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Caen driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Paris to Caen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bayeux, Ranville, Ouistreham Beach, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
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Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lérins Islands and Palais Lascaris. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vieille Ville and Le Chateau de Villeneuve-Loubet. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Diamond Diving (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris) and Cote Plongee (in Juan-les-Pins). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Castel Plage.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Caen to Nice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Caen in October, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lérins Islands, Diamond Diving, Cote Plongee, Le Chateau de Villeneuve-Loubet
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Diamond Diving ©
Diamond Diving
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pont du Gard and then head off the coast to Ile de la Barthelasse. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and then contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Avignon road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nice to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Avignon, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pont du Gard, Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
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Ile de la Barthelasse ©
Ile de la Barthelasse
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

2
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Pradelles-Cabardes and then take a memorable tour with Rodeoraft. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere.

Plan trip to Carcassonne Center with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne Center in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Carcassonne Center are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rodeoraft, Lac de Pradelles-Cabardes
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Lac de la Cavayere ©
Lac de la Cavayere

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