14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France itinerary planner

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Fly
1
Biarritz
— 1 night
Fly
2
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Cannes
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Nice
— 1 night
Fly
5
Lyon
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Strasbourg
— 2 nights
Train
7
Paris
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Versailles
— 1 night
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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 28th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Hendaye, kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium de Biarritz, then take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge, and finally deepen your understanding at Cite de l'Ocean. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: putt your heart out at Baby Golf, take in the waterfront at Promenade Jacques Thibaud, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau Observatoire Abbadia, then enjoy the sea views from Phare de Biarritz, and finally take an in-depth tour of Villa Arnaga.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Biarritz trip planner.

Paris to Biarritz is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in November: high temperatures in Biarritz hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

Aix-en-Provence

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, then wander the streets of The Panier, then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Biarritz to Aix-en-Provence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Cannes

— 2 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 2nd (Thu), wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes and then stroll through Lérins Islands. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Le Suquet, get a taste of the local shopping with La Croisette, get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, and finally try to win big at Casino Barriere Le Croisette.

To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Cannes trip planning site.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Cannes sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Nice

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Place Massena, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and finally examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Nice, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Lyon

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee des Confluences. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, make a trip to Place des Terreaux, then don't miss a visit to Mur des Canuts, and finally walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Lyon is slightly colder than Nice - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Strasbourg

— 2 nights

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 7th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, wander the streets of La Petite France, make a trip to Barrage Vauban, then take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Place Gutenberg, admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg, stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie, then ponder the world of politics at European Parliament Strasbourg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile, and finally stroll through La Volerie des Aigles.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Strasbourg day trip planner.

Fly from Lyon to Strasbourg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Paris

— 2 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.
On the 9th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder.

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Versailles

— 1 night

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, then admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, then admire the landmark architecture of The Hall of Mirrors, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Versailles day trip planner.

You can drive from Paris to Versailles in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.