15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
Fly
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 20th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Meshi Mushki, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardins d'Angelique.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen road trip website.

Halifax, Canada to Rouen is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

2
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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, enjoy the sand and surf at Omaha Beach, then appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement.

Before you visit Bayeux, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

1
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Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 24th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

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Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

4
nights
Nice

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 St-Paul-de-Vence (Choisy La Galerie & Saint-Paul de Vence), Cannes (Galerie1414 & Lérins Islands) and Lesgeckos (in Vence). There's lots more to do: visit Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip planning app.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In June, Nice is a bit warmer than Mont-Saint-Michel - with highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

1
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Carcassonne

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude, take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then let your taste buds guide you at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Nice to Carcassonne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in June, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Carcassonne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

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Paris

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

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Traveling by flight from Carcassonne to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Carcassonne in June, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.