15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Train
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Carcassonne
— 1 night
Drive
3
Hyeres
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find out how to plan a trip to Paris, use our trip itinerary maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Carcassonne

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then learn about winemaking at Winemaker Workshops, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Carcassonne tour itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Paris to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Hyeres

— 4 nights
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Relax by the water at Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de L'Argentiere. Take a break from the city and head to Dune La Londe and Plage de Jean Blanc. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Plage de la Faviere (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), Plage d'Aiguebelle (in Le Lavandou) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Vergeron & Heraclee Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Pradeau and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Route du Sel.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Hyeres holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Hyeres takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 3 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get in touch with nature at TakSea and Plage de l'Escalet. You'll get in some beach time at Calanque de Maubois and Plage de Guerrevieille. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Port Grimaud 1 Beach (in Port Grimaud) and La Ponche Beach (in Saint-Tropez). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Abel Baliff Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer).

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael trip planner.

You can drive from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Castel Plage and Juan les Pins Main Beach. Get in touch with nature at Easy Dive and Coco Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes, Le Suquet, &more). There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice travel route planner.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Nice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

France travel guide

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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.