15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel route planner

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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne

— 2 nights

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 16th (Wed): ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Dominicaines.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne day trip site.

London, UK to Carcassonne is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Carcassonne is 1 hour. Traveling from London in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Carcassonne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 2 nights
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for gifts at KOCOTTE, get outside with Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio, and then get outside with Plage du Grand Sperone. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bonifacio trip maker tool.

You can fly from Carcassonne to Bonifacio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. June in Bonifacio sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Paris

— 3 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 the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Paris Plage. Explore hidden gems such as Atelier des Lumieres and Pere-Lachaise Cemetery. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris journey planning tool.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Bonifacio in June, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, shop like a local with Rue du Gros-Horloge, then pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, then make a trip to Parlement de Normandie, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palais de Justice.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rouen day trip site.

You can drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rouen, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Bayeux

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some historical perspective at Bayeux War Cemetery and Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Airborne Museum and Cimetières Militaires. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and La Fiere Bridge and Iron Mike Monument (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Normandie Savoir-Faire, explore the world behind art at Musee Baron Gerard, and stroll the grounds of Cambes-en-Plaine War Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bayeux trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:

Perros-Guirec

— 2 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 29th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at 'Eglise de Saint Jacques, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de la Clarte, and then stroll through Sentier des douaniers. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Vallee des Traouiero, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet, and then steep yourself in history at Thermes Gallo-Romains de Hogolo.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Perros-Guirec day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Perros-Guirec can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

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.