15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France tour planner

Make it your trip
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Paris
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Annecy
— 1 night
Fly
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Rochefort en Terre
— 1 day
Fly
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Paris

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris day trip planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Paris. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Paris: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can fly to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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: Parachute Ascensionnel Juan les Pins (in Juan-les-Pins), Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Vence (Lesgeckos & Azur Wine Tours). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Nice trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Annecy

— 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 4th (Sun), see the sights as you ascend with Monte Medio, don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, and finally explore the activities along Lake Annecy.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Annecy day trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Annecy by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in July since evenings lows in Annecy dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Rochefort en Terre.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Rochefort en Terre

— 1 day
Rochefort-en-Terre is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France.Rochefort-en-Terre is a designated “Petite Cité de Caractére”.The medieval chateau located in the town was the home of American painter Alfred Klots. On the 5th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Naia Museum, stop by L'Art Gourmand, then tee off at Golf de Caden, and finally contemplate the long history of Rochefort-en-terre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rochefort en Terre online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Annecy to Rochefort en Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Annecy in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rochefort en Terre: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Rochefort en Terre

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Museums

Side Trip

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.
On the 6th (Tue), make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, and then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and then contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rochefort en Terre to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, Marseille is somewhat warmer than Rochefort en Terre - with highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.