14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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14 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Biarritz
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cannes
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Nice
— 1 night
Fly + tram:  3​h 30​min
5
Lyon
— 2 nights
tram + Fly:  3​h
6
Strasbourg
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
7
Paris
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
8
Versailles
— 1 night
train:  30​min
End: Paris

1
night
Biarritz

Biarritz ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'Hendaye, enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz, then take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge, and finally deepen your understanding at Cite de l'Ocean. Here are some ideas for day two: putt your heart out at Baby Golf, take in the waterfront at Promenade Jacques Thibaud, take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, 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 see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Biarritz trip website .

Paris to Biarritz is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Biarritz at 57°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hendaye, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Villa Arnaga, Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, Baby Golf
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Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and then explore the striking landscape of Parc national des Calanques. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, then take a stroll through The Panier, then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Biarritz to Aix-en-Provence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in December, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marseille, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

2
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Rue d'Antibes and then head off the coast to Lérins Islands. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet, take a stroll through La Croisette, get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, then see the interesting displays at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, and finally try your luck at Casino Barriere Le Croisette.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cannes online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Cannes, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Antibes, Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Musee Picasso ©
Musee Picasso
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

1
night
Nice

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Place Massena, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, and finally see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice vacation planning website .

Take a train from Cannes to Nice in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Nice, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
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.
Lyon is known for museums, historic sites, trails, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lyon trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and tram from Nice to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Lyon is a bit cooler than Nice - with highs of 46°F and lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

2
nights
Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
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 5th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, wander the streets of La Petite France, make a trip to Barrage Vauban, then get engrossed in the history at Alsatian Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Place Gutenberg, admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Strasbourg, walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, then get a sense of history and politics at European Parliament Strasbourg, then make a trip to Mont Sainte Odile, and finally identify plant and animal life at La Volerie des aigles.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Strasbourg route planner .

Do a combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Strasbourg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in January, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mont Sainte Odile, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, La Volerie des aigles
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. On your second day here, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and finally explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

Discover how to plan a Paris trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

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

1
night
Versailles

Versailles ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, then don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, and finally admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Versailles online visit planner .

Versailles is just a short distance from Paris. In January, daytime highs in Versailles are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
The Hall of Mirrors ©
The Hall of Mirrors

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