15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Paris
— 4 nights
Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Dijon
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Dijon
— 1 day
Train
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Strasbourg
— 1 night
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Nice
— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Newark, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. While traveling from Newark, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 3 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Omaha Beach (in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer), Pointe D'Agon (in Agon-Coutainville) and Normandy American Cemetery (in Colleville-sur-Mer). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel, make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Gratot, and identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Dijon.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Dijon

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Palace of the Dukes, head outdoors with Lac Kir, then steep yourself in history at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, and finally stop by Au Duche de Bourgogne.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dijon holiday planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Dijon by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Dijon

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Strasbourg

— 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stop by La Petite France, don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Strasbourg trip site.

Traveling by train from Dijon to Strasbourg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Lérins Islands in Cannes, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip builder.

You can fly from Strasbourg to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Strasbourg in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 70°F and lows about 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.