15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Calgary
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Marseille
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Avignon
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Lyon
— 1 night
Tram + Fly:  4 h
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Calgary

3
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.
Vieille Ville and La Croisette are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Castel Plage and Palmes Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Rue d'Antibes in Cannes (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Paloma Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nice tour itinerary builder.

Calgary, Canada to Nice is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Calgary to Nice, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in July: high temperatures in Nice hover around 32°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Cannes, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Palmes Beach, Paloma Beach
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Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

2
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and Fondation Vasarely. Let the collections at Musee Granet and Paul Cezanne’s Studio capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Plage de Piemanson (in Salin de Giraud) and Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and take a stroll through The Panier.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille route builder site.

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in July: highs in Marseille hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Plage de Piemanson
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Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Fondation Vasarely ©
Fondation Vasarely

1
night
Avignon

Avignon ©
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 8th (Sat): snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then don't miss a visit to Roman Theatre of Orange, then do a tasting at Les Caves Saint Charles, and finally make a trip to Palais des Papes.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon online journey planner.

Getting from Marseille to Avignon by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Les Caves Saint Charles, Roman Theatre of Orange
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Les Caves Saint Charles ©
Les Caves Saint Charles

1
night
Lyon

Lyon ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon and then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lyon route planner.

You can take a train from Avignon to Lyon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Historic Sites
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

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): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then get outside with Omaha Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Bayeux takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in July, expect Bayeux to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Omaha Beach, Normandy American Cemetery
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

4
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Eiffel Tower and Le Marais are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, stop by Place de la Bastille, and wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker.

Take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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