15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel planner

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Make it your trip
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bordeaux
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lyon
— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Le Nomade (in Antibes), Cannes (Lérins Islands & La Croisette) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Nice attractions planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Nice is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Nice. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marseille

— 3 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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Cours Mirabeau). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, don't miss a visit to Calanque de Morgiou, visit The Panier, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Marseille, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bordeaux

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Step out of Bordeaux to go to Pyla-sur-Mer and see La Grande Dune du Pilat, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin, take in the views from Pont de Pierre, and make a trip to The Water Mirror.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Bordeaux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lyon

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Change things up with a short trip to Musee de Grenoble in Grenoble (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, admire the local landmark of La Place des Jacobins, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Lyon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.