15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25 h
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Caen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Rouen
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Palais Lascaris. Let the collections at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Local History Museum capture your imagination. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Eglise Notre-Dame de Peygros (in Tanneron), Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste (in Coaraze) and Utelle (La Madone d'Utelle & Église Saint Veran). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Peace Abbey, visit a coastal fixture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Perpetuel-Secours, and make a trip to Eglise.

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Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Nice reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Utelle, Eglise Notre-Dame de Peygros, Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste, Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Our Lady of Peace Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Le Tour de l'Horloge, examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Foreign Legion.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Nice to Aix-en-Provence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in February, plan for little chillier nights in Aix-en-Provence, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Caen.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marseille, Museum of the Foreign Legion
Highlights from your plan
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

2
nights
Caen

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, stroll the grounds of Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, then examine the collection at Musee du mobilier miniature a Vendeuvre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Caen journey site.

Fly from Aix-en-Provence to Caen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in February, you will find days in Caen are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bayeux, Colleville-sur-Mer, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Pegasus Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, get engrossed in the history at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, then admire the masterpieces at Centre d'Art Contemporain Matmut, and finally examine the collection at Musee de la Corderie Vallois. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, then make a trip to Chateau de Martainville, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Traditions Et Arts Normands -.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen day trip app.

Traveling by car from Caen to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Martainville-Epreville, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, Musee de la Corderie Vallois, Centre d'Art Contemporain Matmut
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee de la Corderie Vallois ©
Musee de la Corderie Vallois

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
On the 28th (Fri), head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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