15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Lyon
— 3 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Toulouse
— 3 nights
Fly
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Lyon

Culinary Capital of France

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 (Thu): browse the exhibits of Fresque des Lyonnais, get engrossed in the history at Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, and then take a stroll through Cite medievale de Perouges. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Hotel-Dieu, examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere, then contemplate the long history of Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Lyon journey planner.

If you are flying in from Indonesia, the closest major aiports are Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Saint-Étienne-Bouthéon Airport, Grenoble-Isère Airport and Chambéry-Savoie Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

3
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Marseille

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get some historical perspective at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau La Coste en Provence and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Plage de Piemanson (in Salin de Giraud), Moulin de Daudet (in Fontvieille) and Chateau de Tarascon (in Tarascon). There's more to do: stroll through Palais du Pharo and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Montmajour.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marseille tour planner.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Marseille sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

3
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Toulouse

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Penne and Cave de Labastide. Get in touch with nature at Lac de Saint-Ferreol and Grotte du Mas d'Azil. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toulouse: Chateau de Saissac (in Saissac), Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret) and Place Marechal Leclerc (in Mirepoix). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Chateau Saint Louis and make a trip to Place du Vigan.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Toulouse driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Toulouse takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Toulouse

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Les Andelys and Chartres Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Axo Plage and Ile Saint-Louis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire (in Villers-sous-Chatillon), Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau) and Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils (in Passy-sur-Marne). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Champagne Tarlant, take a stroll through Latin Quarter, shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and get outside with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel planner.

You can fly from Toulouse to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Toulouse in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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.