16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France visit planner

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Paris
— 4 nights
Fly
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Biarritz
— 1 night
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 5 nights
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Paris

— 4 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris route builder website.

Nagpur, India to Paris is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Nagpur to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nagpur in January, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Paris: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Biarritz.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Biarritz

— 1 night
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
On the 6th (Wed), kick back and relax at Plage de la Milady, stroll through La Cote des Basques, and then kick back and relax at Port Vieux Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Biarritz online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Paris to Biarritz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Biarritz at 14°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Biarritz

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Carcassonne

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Carcassonne online route planner.

Drive from Biarritz to Carcassonne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Saint-Tropez

— 3 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Relax by the water at Plage de Pampelonne and Plage de Guerrevieille. There's much more to do: soak in style at Pause Serenite, kick back and relax at Plage des Graniers, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Ponche Beach, and do a tasting at Chateau Volterra.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez road trip app.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Saint-Tropez in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January in Saint-Tropez, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Nice

— 5 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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Blue Beach and Promenade du Soleil. For shopping fun, head to Rue d'Antibes or La Croisette. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Antibes (Marché provençal & Jeff de Bruges), Cannes (Plage Mace & Le Suquet) and Menton (Visite Confiturerie Herbin & Palmes Beach). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, enjoy the sand and surf at Florida Beach, cool off at Plage Le Sporting, and relax and rejuvenate at Centre Thetys Pegomas.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nice online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.