15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
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Chamonix
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 4 nights
Fly
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons, tour the pleasant surroundings at Domaine des Planards, and head outdoors with Les Gorges de la Diosaz.

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Chicago, USA to Chamonix is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Chamonix due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Nice

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Lérins Islands (in Cannes), Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice tour itinerary builder website.

Drive from Chamonix to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In June in Nice, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes and then walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud and then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Beynac.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Castelnaud-la-Chapelle road trip tool.

You can fly from Nice to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in June since evenings lows in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

Colleville-sur-Mer

— 1 night
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, steep yourself in history at Omaha Beach, and then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Colleville-sur-Mer trip site.

Traveling by flight from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Colleville-sur-Mer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, tram, train, and bus. While traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Colleville-sur-Mer, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Le Marais, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

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.