15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
2
Nice
— 2 nights
3
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
6
Paris
— 3 nights

2
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
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 1st (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, and then don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins d'Eau, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique, and finally stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda online attractions planner.

Manchester, UK to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in July: highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, Jardin Exotique, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
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Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

2
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, and finally get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, make a trip to Place Massena, and then admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Nice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marineland, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Go for a jaunt from Saint-Raphael to Saint-Aygulf to see Waterskiing & Jetskiing about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, stroll through Abel Baliff Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Frejus Beach, and explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon.

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Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in August, you will find days in Saint-Raphael are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit cooler (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Theoule sur Mer, Les Gorges du Verdon, Frejus Beach, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Cassis, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial, then stroll the grounds of Cimetières Militaires, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Aix-en-Provence to Bayeux takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Aix-en-Provence in August, with highs in Bayeux at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ranville, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

3
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Paris

Paris ©
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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