14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Drive to Cauterets
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Cauterets
— 1 night
Drive
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Chamonix
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive
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Andon
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice
— 4 nights
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris route planner.

Chandigarh, India to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Paris due to the time zone difference. March in Paris sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Cauterets.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Cauterets

— 1 night
Revered as a spa town and ski resort, Cauterets is a leisurely place well known for its abundant, naturally warm thermal springs and winter sports, such as skiing.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Caminando.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cauterets tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Paris to Cauterets in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Cauterets

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): hit the slopes at Domaine des Planards, get great views at Aiguille du Midi, then hit the slopes at Vallee Blanche, and finally fly down the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brevent Cable Car, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille des Grands Montets.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chamonix trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cauterets to Chamonix takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Saint-Raphael

— 2 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, trek along Massif du Tanneron, then browse the exhibits of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Chateau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Pointe des Sardinaux, then kick back and relax at Plage de la Nartelle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Base Nature Francois Leotard, and finally trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael trip planner.

You can drive from Chamonix to Saint-Raphael in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Andon.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Andon

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): hit the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Andon trip app.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Andon in 2 hours. March in Andon sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Andon

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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.
You'll explore and learn at Palais Lascaris and Galerie Gabel. Take a break from the city and head to Castel Plage and Lérins Islands. Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Juan les Pins Main Beach in Juan-les-Pins, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Mariniere, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nice tour builder app.

You can drive from Andon to Nice in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
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.