15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chamonix
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grenoble
— 1 night
Drive
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Lyon
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Nice

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parc Naturel Departemental de la Grande Corniche as well as Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nice online trip builder.

Moscow, Russia to Nice is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Moscow in February, expect Nice to be much hotter, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Chamonix

— 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 5th (Fri), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, and finally fly down the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Aiguille des Grands Montets, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brevent Cable Car, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chamonix trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Chamonix in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grenoble.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Grenoble

— 1 night

Capital of the Alps

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get outside with Parcours Aventure, take an in-depth tour of Musee Dauphinois, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de Grenoble, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere.

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You can drive from Chamonix to Grenoble in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Grenoble can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Grenoble

Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lyon

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, and finally admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lyon online holiday maker.

Drive from Grenoble to Lyon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Le Marais, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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.