15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
Fly
3
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Saint-Raphael
— 1 night
Drive
5
Hyeres
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Aubenas
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Chamonix
— 3 nights
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Paris

— 2 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: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, then soar above the sights with Montgolfiere et Chateaux, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle sightseeing planning site.

Fly from Paris to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly to Nice.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins) and La Croisette (in Cannes). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and make a splash at Aquasplash.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 1 night
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), test your problem-solving skills at Active Escape, then get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea, and finally stop by Catalan Bougie.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saint-Raphael online sightseeing planner.

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. Traveling from Nice in August, you will find days in Saint-Raphael are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are little chillier (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Hyeres

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a splash at Aquavillage Parc, then head outdoors with Sentier sous marin, and then whizz through the canopy at Coudou Parc. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Plage de L'Argentiere, then surround yourself with nature on Dune La Londe, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Grande Plage du Lavandou.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hyeres day trip website.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, expect nights in Hyeres to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Aubenas.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Aubenas

— 2 nights
Aubenas is a commune in the southern part of the Ardèche department in the Rhône Valley in southern France.It is the seat of several government offices. On the 24th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Escale Aventure and then take in breathtaking views at Base Canyon de la Besorgues. On your second day here, fly like a bird with Dragon Fly, push the limits with Cimes et Canyons, and then get outside with GEO Ardeche Canyon.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Aubenas route builder site.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Aubenas takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Aubenas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Aubenas

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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.
Take a break from Chamonix with a short trip to A2L-Parapente in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with OXO Canyoning, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons, explore the activities along Lac Blanc, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chamonix trip builder.

Traveling by car from Aubenas to Chamonix takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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.