14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France itinerary planner

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Fly
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Lyon
— 1 day
Drive
2
Chamonix
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Annecy
— 1 night
Drive
4
Vichy
— 1 night
Drive
5
Orange
— 1 night
Drive
6
Avignon
— 1 night
Drive
7
Nimes
— 1 night
Drive
8
Arles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Lyon

— 1 day

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 18th (Mon), stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

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Seattle, USA to Lyon is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

Chamonix

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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Traveling by car from Lyon to Chamonix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

Annecy

— 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 20th (Wed), don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville.

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Traveling by car from Chamonix to Annecy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Annecy can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Vichy.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

Vichy

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Blaise, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Ecole Fournier, and then take in the waterfront at Les Bords de l'Allier.

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You can drive from Annecy to Vichy in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Orange.

Things to do in Vichy

Historic Sites · Baths · Spas
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

Orange

— 1 night
Orange is a commune in the Vaucluse Department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France, about 21km north of Avignon. On the 23rd (Sat), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere and then indulge your senses at Le Gout des Autres - Wine Prestige Tour.

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Traveling by car from Vichy to Orange takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Orange, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Orange

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

Avignon

— 1 night

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, and then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

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Drive from Orange to Avignon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nimes.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

Nimes

— 1 night

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musee de la Romanite, explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree, then admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple de Diane.

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You can drive from Avignon to Nimes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Nimes, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Arles.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

Arles

— 2 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
On the 26th (Tue), take in the views from Pont du Gard, contemplate the long history of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and then head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma.

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Traveling by car from Nimes to Arles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Arles sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Arles

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

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.
Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

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Drive from Arles to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 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.