15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Lyon
— 1 day
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Dijon
— 1 night
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Strasbourg
— 1 night
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Lille
— 1 night
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Paris
— 1 night
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Orleans
— 2 nights
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Caen
— 2 nights
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Rennes
— 1 night
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Nantes
— 1 night
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Bordeaux
— 1 night
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Toulouse
— 1 night
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Marseille
— 2 nights

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Lyon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Secrets d'Apiculteur, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Lyon. August in Lyon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dijon.

Things to do in Lyon

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Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Secrets d'Apiculteur ©
Secrets d'Apiculteur
Théâtre gallo-romain ©
Théâtre gallo-romain

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Dijon

Dijon ©

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, do a tasting at Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, then look for gifts at Philippe Leclerc Wine Cellar, then trek along Owl's Trail, and finally look for gifts at L'Orange Bleue.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dijon trip itinerary website.

Getting from Lyon to Dijon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lyon in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Dijon, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Dijon

Shopping · Museums · Wineries · Trails

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Philippe Leclerc Wine Cellar ©
Philippe Leclerc Wine Cellar
Chateau du Clos de Vougeot ©
Chateau du Clos de Vougeot
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon

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Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Eglise des Dominicains Strasbourg, then walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, then take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, and finally take a stroll through La Petite France.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Strasbourg trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Dijon to Strasbourg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Parc de l'Orangerie ©
Parc de l'Orangerie
Alsatian Museum ©
Alsatian Museum
Eglise des Dominicains Strasbourg ©
Eglise des Dominicains Strasbourg

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Lille

Lille ©

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
On the 4th (Sun), make a trip to Grande Place, admire the striking features of Old Stock Exchange, take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lille online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Lille in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Strasbourg in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Lille, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lille

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games
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Vieux-Lille ©
Vieux-Lille
Old Stock Exchange ©
Old Stock Exchange
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille

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Paris

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 5th (Mon): take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then visit Île de la Cité, then step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and finally visit Le Marais.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Lille to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Orleans.

Things to do in Paris

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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

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Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Meung sur Loire, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal de Blois, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Orleans trip website.

You can drive from Paris to Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Orleans sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites

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Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
Chateau de Meung sur Loire
Chateau de Meung sur Loire
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois

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Caen

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Caen day trip planning website.

Getting from Orleans to Caen by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Caen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rennes.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

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Rennes

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): indulge your taste buds at Marche des Lices, then look for gifts at Durand Chocolatier, then stroll around Parc du Thabor, and finally examine the collection at L'Ecomusee Du Pays De Rennes.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rennes trip planner.

You can drive from Caen to Rennes in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Rennes sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Rennes

Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Parc du Thabor ©
Parc du Thabor
Marche des Lices ©
Marche des Lices
L'Ecomusee Du Pays De Rennes ©
L'Ecomusee Du Pays De Rennes

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Nantes

Nantes ©

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, then wander the streets of Passage Pommeraye, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantes tour builder website.

You can drive from Rennes to Nantes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Nantes are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul ©
Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul
Passage Pommeraye ©
Passage Pommeraye

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature, then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, then don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, and finally wander the streets of Port of the Moon.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bordeaux online holiday builder.

Drive from Nantes to Bordeaux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Port of the Moon ©
Port of the Moon
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror

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Toulouse

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.
On the 13th (Tue), make a trip to Le Capitole, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, stop by Ombres Blanches, then look for gifts at Delices de Tunis, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Carmelites, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Toulouse online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Toulouse are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Toulouse

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Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Chapelle des Carmelites ©
Chapelle des Carmelites
Delices de Tunis ©
Delices de Tunis

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Marseille

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Plage de Piemanson and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Napoleon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Toulouse to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Plage de Piemanson ©
Plage de Piemanson
Plage Napoleon ©
Plage Napoleon
Calanques ©
Calanques

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