15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France planner

Make it your trip
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Tours
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Fly
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Antibes
— 1 night
Drive
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Hyeres
— 4 nights
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Paris

— 4 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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris sightseeing planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Paris is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Paris. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tours.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Tours

— 2 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry and then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, admire the natural beauty at Chateau du Rivau, and then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Langeais.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tours trip website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Tours takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 8th (Wed), stop by Fantastic Attic, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, pause for some photo ops at Pegasus Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sword Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Tours to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly to Antibes.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Antibes

— 1 night

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Marineland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Antibes online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Bayeux to Antibes in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in August, expect Antibes to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Antibes

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Plage des Canebiers (in Saint-Tropez), Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle & Plage de Jean Blanc) and Plage de Sylvabelle (in La Croix-Valmer). There's lots more to do: tour the water at your own pace with Route du Sud, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage noire du Langoustier, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage La Capte.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyeres trip planner.

Getting from Antibes to Hyeres by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Antibes in August, Hyeres is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Transportation

Side Trips

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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.