15 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

15 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

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15 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
2
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
6
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Nice, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and then get outside with Promenade du Paillon. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip app .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Nice is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Nice is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in October, things will get colder in Nice: highs are around 24°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Tours Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez ©
Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez
Promenade du Paillon ©
Promenade du Paillon

2
nights
Cannes, France

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 7th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, head off the coast to Ile Sainte-Marguerite, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palais Princier Monaco.

For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Nice to Cannes in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. October in Cannes sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Prince's Palace of Monaco, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes
Highlights from your plan
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Room Escape Games
Prince's Palace of Monaco ©
Prince's Palace of Monaco

1
night
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l'Escalet.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez attractions planning website .

Getting from Cannes to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. October in Saint-Tropez sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Port Grimaud
Highlights from your plan
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Port Grimaud ©
Port Grimaud

3
nights
Marseille, France

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parc national des Calanques and Chateau des Baux de Provence. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer), Room Escape Games (in Aix-en-Provence) and Musee Departemental Arles Antique (in Arles). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes, wander the streets of The Panier, and contemplate the long history of Palais du Pharo.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Marseille visit planning site .

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Marseille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Musee Departemental Arles Antique, Chateau des Baux de Provence, Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques
Palais du Pharo ©
Palais du Pharo
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Paris, France

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Place des Vosges. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, take a stroll through Latin Quarter, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris road trip site .

You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Marseille in October; daily highs in Paris reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
1st Arrondissement ©
1st Arrondissement
Hotel de Ville ©
Hotel de Ville

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 16th (Wed), make a trip to Jardin Botanique - Villa le Chene, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve, and then stroll around Parc Des Bastions. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, then examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and finally make a trip to The Flower Clock.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Geneva online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Geneva, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lausanne
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve
Parc Des Bastions ©
Parc Des Bastions
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut

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