15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: Dayton
+4
Taxi + Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  15​h 30​min
1
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
6
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  14​h 15​min
End: Dayton

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then make a trip to Rue Eau de Robec, and then browse the exhibits of Fondation Claude Monet.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rouen day trip planning site .

Dayton, USA to Rouen is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dayton to Rouen, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dayton in August, expect Rouen to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Fondation Claude Monet
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 18th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bayeux travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pegasus Memorial, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 20th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning website .

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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.
Step out of Nice with an excursion to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in August, with highs in Nice at 81°F and lows at 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marineland, Massif de l'Esterel
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 24th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then explore the striking landscape at Calanques. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then examine the collection at Musee Granet.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence day trip app .

You can drive from Nice to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, Aix-en-Provence is slightly colder at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Cassis, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Highlights from your plan
Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

4
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Aix-en-Provence to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in August, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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