15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris
— 1 night
Train
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Caen
— 5 nights
Drive
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Reims
— 1 night
Train
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Beaune
— 2 nights
Train
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Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
Fly
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Paris
— 1 night
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Paris

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stop by 1st Arrondissement, examine the collection at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, make a trip to Place Vendome, then admire the landmark architecture of Luxembourg Palace, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip app.

Chicago, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Neighborhoods

5
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Caen

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Sees and Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. Explore hidden gems such as Carmel De Lisieux and Les Buissonnets. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caen: Eglise Notre Dame des Flots (in Sainte-Adresse), Alencon (Basilique Notre-Dame d'Alencon & Maison Natale de Sainte Therese) and Musee Maison de L'Armateur (in Le Havre). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, examine the collection at Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944, explore the historical opulence of Château d'Ô, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Caen vacation builder.

Traveling by train from Paris to Caen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. May in Caen sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Reims.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Reims

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fere-en-Tardenois, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Coucy, and finally don't miss a visit to Porte d'Ardon. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jacques and then get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Carnegie.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reims journey builder tool.

You can drive from Caen to Reims in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Beaune

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
On the 14th (Thu), examine the collection at Maison des Climats, view the masterpieces at Galeries Bartoux Beaune, learn about winemaking at Cave des Hospices, then look for gifts at Les Domaines de Pommard, then do a tasting at Domaine Rebourgeon Michel, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine LEJEUNE - POMMARD.

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Drive from Reims to Beaune in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Beaune, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 47°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

3
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Aix-en-Provence

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Promenade de la Torse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Michel de Frigolet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Marthe de Tarascon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St-Vincent, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Paul Cezanne.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Beaune to Aix-en-Provence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Beaune in May; daily highs in Aix-en-Provence reach 74°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Paris

City of Light

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, delve into the distant past at Archeological Crypt of the Parvis of Notre-Dame, snap pictures at Pont-Neuf, get to know the fascinating history of Passage des Princes, then don't miss a visit to Arenes de Lutece, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquée de Paris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee des Arts Forains, steep yourself in history at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste de Belleville, and then see the interesting displays at Musee des Arts et Metiers.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel tool.

You can fly from Aix-en-Provence to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in May, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

France travel guide

4.2
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.