16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France visit planner

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
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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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Paris is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Cairo in June: highs in Paris hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for gifts at Fantastic Attic, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux tour planner.

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bayeux: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Marseille

— 2 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Carrieres des Lumieres in Les Baux de Provence (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and stop by The Panier.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Marseille by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in June; daily highs in Marseille reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

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Saint-Tropez

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor, kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne, and then visit Port Grimaud. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sylvabelle, tour the water at your own pace with HPCO - Location Barques Electriques, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Guerrevieille.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez trip maker.

Getting from Marseille to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Saint-Tropez, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nice day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Saint-Tropez to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in June, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (28°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.