15 days in France & Deventer Itinerary

15 days in France & Deventer Itinerary

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Deventer, The Netherlands
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Nice
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 2 nights
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Nimes, France
— 1 night
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Avignon, France
— 1 night
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Dijon, France
— 1 night
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Dole, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Deventer, The Netherlands

Deventer is a municipality and city in the Salland region of the Dutch province of Overijssel. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Toren Grote of Lebuinuskerk, ponder the world of politics at Stadhuis van Deventer, pause for some serene contemplation at Lebuinuskerk, then don't miss a visit to De Brink, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rijsterborgherpark.

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

Amsterdam to Deventer is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Deventer

Historic Sites · Parks

Nice, France

— 2 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.
On the 29th (Sat), meet the residents at Marineland. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Lycee Massena, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and finally don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Deventer to Nice. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Deventer in August: high temperatures in Nice hover around 32°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Aix-en-Provence, France

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 31st (Mon), explore the galleries of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely, and finally make a trip to Cours Mirabeau.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence online vacation maker.

Drive from Nice to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Aix-en-Provence, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Marseille, France

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Calanques, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc National des Calanques, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then head outdoors with Calanque d'En-Vau.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Marseille trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Carcassonne, France

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Le Parc Australien, then explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere, then make a trip to La Porte D'aude, and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne travel route builder.

You can fly from Marseille to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nimes.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Nimes, France

— 1 night

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, make a trip to Place du Marche, then explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nimes online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Nimes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Nimes can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Nimes

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Avignon, France

— 1 night

City of Popes

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 6th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Loc-Ebike, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Avignon road trip site.

You can drive from Nimes to Avignon in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Avignon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Dijon.

Things to do in Avignon

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Dijon, France

— 1 night

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Place de la Liberation, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, explore the world behind art at Palace of the Dukes, walk along Owl's Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Elus.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dijon trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Avignon to Dijon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Avignon in September: high temperatures in Dijon hover around 24°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dole.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails

Dole, France

— 1 night
Dole is a commune in the Jura department in the Franche-Comté region in eastern France, of which it is a subprefecture.HistoryDole was the capital of Franche-Comté until Louis XIV conquered the region; he shifted the parlement from Dole to Besançon. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Hotel-Dieu De Dole, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole, make a trip to Vieux Dole, then contemplate the long history of Baraques du 14, and finally take a peaceful walk through Foret de Chaux.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dole route website.

You can drive from Dijon to Dole in an hour. In September in Dole, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dole

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Paris, France

— 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, La Galerie des Batailles, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Dole to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.3
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.

Jura travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Waterfalls · Gift & Specialty Shops