15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Hyeres
— 1 night
Fly
4
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Chamonix
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Jeddah

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nice road trip app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Nice is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Nice due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in August, with highs in Nice at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Saint-Raphael

— 2 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Frejus Beach, and finally make a splash at Waterworld lake of gaudrade. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Vergeron, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Sylvabelle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Heraclee Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nice in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Saint-Raphael: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hyeres

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Hyeres, get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, and then cool off at Aquavillage Parc.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint-Raphael in August: highs in Hyeres hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Hyeres

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Hyeres to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, Paris is little chillier than Hyeres - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 2 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Parc Le Bournat, explore the fascinating underground world of Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud and then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Chamonix

— 3 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"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 22nd (Sun), make a trip to Glacier des Bossons, hit the slopes at Aiguille du Midi, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de Merlet. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Aiguilles Rouges, then explore the activities along Lac Blanc, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally head outdoors with Les Gorges de la Diosaz.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chamonix road trip app.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Chamonix in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

France travel guide

4.3
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.