15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
— 5 nights
— 4 nights
Fly to Lyon, Train to Dijon
— 2 nights
— 3 nights



— 5 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.
Visiting Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau) and Ile Saint-Louis will get you outdoors. Head to Rue du Gros-Horloge and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy), Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Historial Jeanne d’Arc, &more) and Vieux Bassin (in Honfleur). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, and wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris tour builder tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in August, with highs in Paris at 77°F and lows at 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips


— 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Croisette and Vieille Ville. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Place Rossetti. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Mala Beach Coastal Path (in Cap d'Ail), Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin) and Juan les Pins Main Beach (in Juan-les-Pins). The adventure continues: get outside with Promenade du Paillon, take in the waterfront activity at Old Harbor (La Darse), tour on your own time with NiceCar, and kick back and relax at Plage de la Mariniere.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice route planner.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Paris in August, with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Dijon.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips


— 2 nights

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 24th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Maison Joseph Drouhin, do a tasting at Les Caves de l'Abbaye, learn about winemaking at Caveau Meursault - MOILLARD, then do a tasting at Domaine Jean Monnier et Fils, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Boyer Martenot. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Michel de Dijon, take in the dramatic scenery at Parc des Carrieres Bacquin, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, and finally make a trip to Owl's Trail.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dijon journey maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Nice to Dijon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dijon, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Reims.

Things to do in Dijon

Wineries · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips


— 3 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moet et Chandon and Palais du Tau. Get outdoors at Champagne Route (Route Touristique du Champagne) and Les Faux de Verzy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reims: Champagne J. De Telmont (in Damery), Epernay (Champagne Charles Mignon, Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, &more) and Aisne Marne American Cemetery (in Belleau). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, learn about winemaking at Champagne Lanson, and examine the collection at Fort de la Pompelle.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Reims trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Dijon to Reims takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dijon in August since evenings lows in Reims dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

France travel guide

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.