15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France tour planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Nice
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Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive
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Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
Drive
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La Ciotat
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly

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Nice

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sentier du Vinaigrier and Paddling in Antibes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Breil-sur-Roya (River Rafting & Tubing & Aet Nature), Jardin du Palais Carnoles (in Menton) and Plage du Soleil (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris). The adventure continues: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, stroll through Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, head outdoors with FitHub, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip app.

Bournemouth, UK to Nice is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bournemouth in September, with highs in Nice at 28°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 3 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Visiting Les Balcons du Cap Roux and Cap du Dramont will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Saint-Aygulf), Tanneron (Massif du Tanneron & Lac de Saint-Cassien) and Les POUN'S EN Herbe (in Montauroux). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Calanque de Maubois, look for all kinds of wild species at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), and kick back and relax at Abel Baliff Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saint-Raphael when traveling from Nice in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Le Lavandou

— 3 nights
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Visiting Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette and Plage d'Aiguebelle will get you outdoors. Explore Le Lavandou's surroundings by going to La Croix-Valmer (Le Cap Lardier & Plage de Sylvabelle), Le Sentier du Littoral (in Le Pradet) and Cogolin (Parcours Decouverte : Les Activites Traditionnelles de la Vallee de la Mole & Sentier Botanique). There's lots more to do: trek along Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, stroll through Plage de Jean Blanc, do a tasting at Domaine Sainte Marie, and kick back and relax at Grande Plage du Lavandou.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Le Lavandou trip builder app.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Le Lavandou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to La Ciotat.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

La Ciotat

— 2 nights
La Ciotat is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): trek along Sentier du Littoral, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, and finally kick back and relax at Plage des Oursinieres. Keep things going the next day: trek along Sentier Littoral, then hike along Foret de Roustagnon, then cruise along Route des Cretes, and finally explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles.

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Traveling by car from Le Lavandou to La Ciotat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in La Ciotat

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Paris

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at L'Orangerie and Île de la Cité. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris trip site.

You can fly from La Ciotat to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from La Ciotat in September, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.