16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lyon
— 2 nights
2
Nice
— 1 night
3
Cannes
— 2 nights
4
La Rochelle
— 1 night
5
Paris
— 7 nights

2
nights
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 16th (Sun): browse the different shops at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, contemplate the long history of Cite medievale de Perouges, and then get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to La Renaissance Du Vieux Lyon, see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais, thenvisit Croix-Rousse, thendon't miss a visit to Le Mur Des Canuts, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lyon road trip app.

Paris to Lyon is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Cite medievale de Perouges
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Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Croix-Rousse ©
Croix-Rousse
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Palmes Beach, thencruise along Tete de Chien, and finally steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, thenadmire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Paloma Beach, and finally wander the streets of Place Rossetti.

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You can fly from Lyon to Nice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in April, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eze, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Tete de Chien, Palmes Beach
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Palmes Beach ©
Palmes Beach
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze

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nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 20th (Thu), make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Marche Forville, steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, thenexplore the ancient world of Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, and finally kick back and relax at Juan les Pins Main Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cannes trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Cannes in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cannes are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Juan les Pins Main Beach, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, Massif de l'Esterel
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Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon ©
Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Marche Forville ©
Marche Forville

1
night
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
On the 22nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Plage de Chatelaillon and then stroll around Embarcadere Cardinaud - Marais poitevin. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois, snap pictures at Pont Transbordeur - Maison du Transbordeur, thenmake a trip to Caserne de Brouage, thensee the interesting displays at Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Le Bunker de La Rochelle.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the La Rochelle trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cannes to La Rochelle takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cannes in April, plan for little chillier days in La Rochelle, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Rochefort, Embarcadere Cardinaud - Marais poitevin, Caserne de Brouage, Plage de Chatelaillon
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Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
Le Bunker de La Rochelle ©
Le Bunker de La Rochelle
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois ©
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Collegiale Notre-Dame des Andelys (in Les Andelys), Chateau of Rambouillet (in Rambouillet) and Chartres (Chartres Cathedral, église St Pierre, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Domaine of Villarceaux, visit 2nd Arrondissement, take in the views from Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning website.

Getting from La Rochelle to Paris by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from La Rochelle in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Paris, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chartres, Giverny, Normandy, Domaine of Villarceaux, Chateau de La Roche-Guyon
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Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

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