15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chamonix
— 3 nights
2
Nice
— 3 nights
3
Carcassonne
— 1 night
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
5
Paris
— 3 nights
6
Colleville-sur-Mer
— 1 night

3
nights
Chamonix

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Family-friendly places like Aiguille du Midi and Parc de Merlet will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, fly down the slopes at Domaine des Planards, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brevent Cable Car, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chamonix trip itinerary builder app.

Bournemouth, UK to Chamonix is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche

3
nights
Nice

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Marineland and Vieille Ville. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Castel Plage, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and make a trip to Place Massena.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trip

Marineland
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Food Tours
Marineland ©
Marineland
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

1
night
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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 28th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent, take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere.

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You can drive from Nice to Carcassonne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Carcassonne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Lac de la Cavayere ©
Lac de la Cavayere
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

3
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Chateau de Castelnaud and Grotte de Rouffignac. Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac (in Audrix), Le Bugue (Parc Le Bournat & Aquarium du Perigord Noir) and Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and Head underground at Grotte de Font de Gaume.

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You can drive from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Le Bugue, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Chateau de Beynac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, explore the activities along Seine River, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, you will find days in Paris are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Colleville-sur-Mer

Colleville-sur-Mer ©
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, contemplate the long history of Omaha Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Colleville-sur-Mer road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Paris to Colleville-sur-Mer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for slightly colder days in Colleville-sur-Mer, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

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