14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Train
2
Avignon
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cannes
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Menton
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Chamonix
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Dublin

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Paris

— 3 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.
Eiffel Tower and Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Musee d'Orsay. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Dublin to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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 18th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Gabrielle Lacroix - Le Spa de Beauté, admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon, then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, and finally take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

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Take a train from Paris to Avignon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Avignon, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Cannes

— 4 nights

Festival City

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vieille Ville and Old Harbor (La Darse). Take a break from the city and head to Castel Plage and Plage de la Mariniere. Venture out of the city with trips to Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron) and Nice (Place Garibaldi & Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands, browse the exhibits of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, wander the streets of Le Suquet, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Croisette.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Cannes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Cannes sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Menton.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Menton

— 3 nights

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Visit Promenade du Soleil and Palmes Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Change things up with a short trip to Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze in Eze (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of the Old Chateau, don't miss a visit to Visite Confiturerie Herbin, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Palais Carnoles, and get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Le Corbusier.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Menton route planner.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Menton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): hit the slopes at Domaine des Planards, take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, then take in the awesome beauty at Vallee Blanche, and finally fly down the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille des Grands Montets, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brevent Cable Car, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Chamonix vacation builder.

Drive from Menton to Chamonix in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.