15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 4 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
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Paris
— 6 nights
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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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Cannes (Marche Forville, Rue Meynadier, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, admire the local landmark of Fontaine du Soleil, and browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nice tour itinerary planner.

Chennai, India to Nice is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Chennai to Nice, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in December; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Aix-en-Provence

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aix-en-Provence: Marseille (Cathédrale La Major, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more), Cape Canaille (in Cassis) and Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Louis, and examine the collection at Musee Granet.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence online tour planner.

You can drive from Nice to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Paris

— 6 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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Aix-en-Provence to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in December, you will find days in Paris are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

France travel guide

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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.