15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: Portland
Bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Marseille
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  14​h 30​min
End: Portland

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Paris and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, take a stroll through Montmartre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

Portland, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Portland to Paris. Traveling from Portland in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Paris: highs are around 60°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Marineland and Grotte de Saint-Cezaire. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Musee des Troupes de Marine (in Frejus), Cueillette du Rocher (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens) and Pitchoun Forest (in Villeneuve-Loubet). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nice travel app .

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Paris in April, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Musee des Troupes de Marine, Cueillette du Rocher, Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Pitchoun Forest, Chapelle Saint Hospice
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Pitchoun Forest ©
Pitchoun Forest
Grotte de Saint-Cezaire ©
Grotte de Saint-Cezaire

4
nights
Marseille

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.
Attractions like Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence), Le village des Tortues (in Gonfaron) and Jardin Domaine de Baudouvin (in La Valette-du-Var). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, relax in the rural setting at Var Lamas, and find something for the whole family at Montopoto.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip builder site .

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Marseille are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Avignon, Jardin Domaine de Baudouvin, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Montopoto, Var Lamas
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Le village des Tortues ©
Le village des Tortues
Montopoto ©
Montopoto

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