15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip itinerary planner

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Orleans
— 1 night
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3
Chambord
Drive
4
Cheverny
Drive
5
Blois
— 1 night
Drive
6
Chenonceaux
Drive
7
Amboise
— 1 night
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8
Villandry
Drive
9
Tours
— 1 night
Drive
10
Azay-le-Rideau
Drive
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Rigny-Usse
Drive
12
Angers
— 1 night
Drive
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Rennes
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Nantes
— 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Disneyland Paris. Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen in Rouen, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris trip website.

Naples, Italy to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Naples in July, with highs in Paris at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Orleans.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Orleans

— 1 night
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Orleans journey planner.

Drive from Paris to Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll set off for Chambord on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Chambord

On the 31st (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Domaine National de Chambord.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chambord trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Orleans to Chambord by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Cheverny.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites

Cheverny

Cheverny is a commune in the French department of Loir-et-Cher.It lies in the Loire Valley, about 10km southeast of Blois.SightsThe commune is the site of the Château de Cheverny. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Troussay, and then do a tasting at Domaine Le Portail.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cheverny driving holiday site.

Cheverny is very close to Chambord. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Blois.

Things to do in Cheverny

Historic Sites · Wineries

Blois

— 1 night

Town of Art and History

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Blois day trip planning site.

Blois is just a stone's throw from Cheverny. In July in Blois, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for Chenonceaux on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Chenonceaux

Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the historical opulence of chateau Montpoupon and then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chenonceaux trip planner.

You can drive from Blois to Chenonceaux in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Chenonceaux

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Amboise

— 1 night
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 1st (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at Grand Aquarium de Touraine.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amboise driving holiday website.

Amboise is just a stone's throw from Chenonceaux. In August in Amboise, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Villandry.

Things to do in Amboise

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Villandry

Villandry is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 2nd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Les Grottes Petrifiantes.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Villandry route planning app.

You can drive from Amboise to Villandry in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Tours.

Things to do in Villandry

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Tours

— 1 night

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, don't miss a visit to Basilique Saint Martin, and then go for a walk through Place Plumereau.

Make your Tours itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Tours is just a short distance from Villandry. In August, daily temperatures in Tours can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Azay-le-Rideau.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites

Azay-le-Rideau

As the center of the Touraine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for the Loire Valley, Azay-le-Rideau produces dry, white wines and red wines rich in tannins.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Château de l'Islette.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Azay-le-Rideau online route builder.

Azay-le-Rideau is just a stone's throw from Tours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rigny-Usse.

Things to do in Azay-le-Rideau

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Rigny-Usse

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale de Candes-Saint-Martin and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Usse.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Rigny-Usse trip planner.

Rigny-Usse is just a short distance from Azay-le-Rideau. August in Rigny-Usse sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Angers.

Things to do in Rigny-Usse

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Angers

— 1 night

City of Flowers

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
On the 4th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers, and then get to know the fascinating history of Place du Ralliement.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Angers trip planner.

Drive from Rigny-Usse to Angers in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Angers when traveling from Rigny-Usse in August, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Rennes.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites

Rennes

— 1 night
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rennes road trip website.

You can drive from Angers to Rennes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Rennes sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Rennes

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rennes to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nantes

— 3 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, and finally ponder the design of Le Miroir d'Eau.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nantes day trip planning tool.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nantes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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.