15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France vacation planner

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Neuf-Brisach
— 1 night
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Belfort
— 1 night
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Besancon
— 3 nights
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Dijon
— 1 night
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Beaune
— 1 day
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Les Rousses
— 2 nights
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Lyon
— 2 nights
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Grenoble
— 1 night
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Gap
— 2 nights
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Sisteron
— 1 night
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Neuf-Brisach

— 1 night
Neuf-Brisach is a fortified town and commune of the department of Haut-Rhin in the French region of Alsace. To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Neuf-Brisach trip maker.

Paris to Neuf-Brisach is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Belfort.

Things to do in Neuf-Brisach

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Belfort

— 1 night
Belfort is a city in northeastern France in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté région, situated between Lyon and Strasbourg. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Belfort Citadel & The Lion of Belfort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Christophe de Belfort, then walk around Parc Pres la Rose, and finally head outdoors with Lac Malsaucy.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Belfort tour planner.

Drive from Neuf-Brisach to Belfort in an hour. July in Belfort sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Besancon.

Things to do in Belfort

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Besancon

— 3 nights
Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy.
On the 20th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of La Citadelle de Besancon, then see the interesting displays at La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel, and then snap pictures at Pont des Capucins. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee du Temps et Palais Granvelle, make a trip to Horloge Astronomique De la Cathedrale, then let little ones run wild at Parc Micaud, then contemplate the waterfront views at Parc de la Gare d'Eau, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Besancon travel route planner.

Getting from Belfort to Besancon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dijon.

Things to do in Besancon

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

Dijon

— 1 night

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
On the 22nd (Thu), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dijon driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Besancon to Dijon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Dijon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Dijon

Tours · Wineries
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Beaune

— 1 day

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Notre Dame, do a tasting at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, try some of the vintages at Chateau de Meursault, then see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, and finally stop by Athenaeum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Beaune route maker website.

Getting from Dijon to Beaune by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Beaune sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Les Rousses.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Les Rousses

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades du Hérisson, then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Boissellerie, and then look for gifts at Meublerie du Bois de L'ours. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pic de l'Aigle, explore the activities along Lac de Chalain, and then Head underground at Grottes des Moidons.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Les Rousses holiday planning website.

Getting from Beaune to Les Rousses by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Les Rousses

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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 26th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais.

Plan my day in Lyon using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Les Rousses to Lyon in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lyon are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grenoble.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.
On the 27th (Tue), make a trip to Place Victor Hugo.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grenoble holiday planning tool.

Getting from Lyon to Grenoble by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lyon in July, with highs in Grenoble at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gap.

Gap

— 2 nights
Gap is a commune in southeastern France, the capital and largest town of the Hautes-Alpes department. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musee Museum departemental des Hautes-Alpes, cool off at Aquaparc embrun, and then admire the landmark architecture of Fort de Mont-Dauphin. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Domaine de Charance, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Arnoux, then get outside with Lac de Serre-Poncon, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gap trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grenoble to Gap takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sisteron.

Things to do in Gap

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sisteron

— 1 night
Sisteron is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Sisteron is situated on the banks of the River Durance just after the confluence of the rivers Buëch and Sasse. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Rocher de la Baume, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorges de la Meouge, and then contemplate the long history of La Citadelle de Sisteron.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sisteron online travel route builder.

Drive from Gap to Sisteron in an hour. In July in Sisteron, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sisteron

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

France travel guide

4.3
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.

Jura travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Waterfalls · Gift & Specialty Shops