15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Lyon
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Chamonix
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Grenoble
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
5
Montpellier
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
8
Bonifacio
— 1 night
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Boston


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2
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, partake in some friendly competition at The Live Thriller, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday app .

Boston, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in June, Paris is slightly colder at night with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
The Live Thriller ©
The Live Thriller

1
night
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, and finally admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lyon trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

2
nights
Chamonix

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 29th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the next day, head outdoors with Les Gorges de la Diosaz, then get to know the resident critters at Parc de Merlet, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brevent Cable Car, and finally hit the slopes at Domaine des Planards.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chamonix trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Lyon to Chamonix in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grenoble.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Grenoble

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Grenoble tour planner .

You can drive from Chamonix to Grenoble in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Grenoble sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Montpellier.

Things to do in Grenoble

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Room Escape Games

1
night
Montpellier

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre, admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, then have some family-friendly fun at Mad Monkey, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Montpellier trip planner .

Getting from Grenoble to Montpellier by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grenoble in July; daily highs in Montpellier reach 85°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Montpellier

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Mad Monkey ©
Mad Monkey
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre

2
nights
Marseille

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then have some family-friendly fun at Le Bois des Lutins, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marseille tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Montpellier to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Marseille are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cassis, Scuba & Snorkeling, Le Bois des Lutins
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Le Bois des Lutins ©
Le Bois des Lutins
Calanques ©
Calanques

3
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.
Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Lérins Islands in Cannes, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, make a trip to Le Nomade, head outdoors with Nikaia Glisse, and have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nice road trip planning app .

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Antibes, Lérins Islands
Highlights from your plan
SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Marineland ©
Marineland
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

1
night
Bonifacio

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
On the 8th (Wed), head outdoors with Plage du Grand Sperone, then get outside with Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio, and then step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bonifacio road trip app .

You can fly from Nice to Bonifacio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Nice in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Bonifacio: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Plage du Grand Sperone ©
Plage du Grand Sperone
Iles Lavezzi ©
Iles Lavezzi

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