16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Marseille
— 1 night
3
Cannes
— 5 nights
4
Menton
— 3 nights
5
Chamonix
— 2 nights

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Paris

Paris ©

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: make a trip to Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris road trip site.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In February in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Marseille

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Moulin Le Pain Blanc, then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally visit The Panier.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in February: highs in Marseille hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Panier ©
The Panier
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

5
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Nice (Photography Tours, Vieille Ville, &more) and Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, play a few rounds at Riviera golf de Barbossi, and make a trip to Place du General de Gaulle.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cannes day trip planning site.

Drive from Marseille to Cannes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Menton.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Menton

Menton ©

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Get out of town with these interesting Menton side-trips: Eze (La cité médiévale & Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze) and Old Harbor (La Darse) (in Villefranche-sur-Mer). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Bioves, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of the Old Chateau, make a trip to Visite Confiturerie Herbin, and go for a stroll along the water at Port de Garavan.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Menton road trip tool.

You can drive from Cannes to Menton in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In February, daytime highs in Menton are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs ©
La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs
Les Jardins Bioves ©
Les Jardins Bioves
Spas

2
nights
Chamonix

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 24th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void, then take some stellar pictures from Aiguille du Midi, then take in the awesome beauty at Vallee Blanche, and finally fly down the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, and then see the interesting displays at Crystal Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chamonix trip planner.

Traveling by car from Menton to Chamonix takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Brevent Cable Car ©
Brevent Cable Car

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