15 days in France & Detroit Itinerary

15 days in France & Detroit Itinerary

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Fly
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Andon, France
— 1 night
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Paris-Orly Airport
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Detroit, United States
— 3 nights

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Nice, France

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Menton (Visite Confiturerie Herbin & Les Jardins Bioves). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and go for a stroll along the water at Old Harbor (La Darse).

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip planning tool.

Detroit, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Nice is 6 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in February, with highs in Nice at 55°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Side Trips

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Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Massif du Tanneron, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael trip planner.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Saint-Raphael, with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Andon.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Andon, France

On the 16th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Station de Ski L'Audibergue.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Andon planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Andon in 2 hours. In February in Andon, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Andon

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

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Paris, France

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Andon to Paris. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Andon in February, with highs in Paris at 46°F and lows at 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Paris

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Detroit, United States

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Detroit side-trips: Flint Institute of Arts (in Flint), FasTrak Exotic Driving Experience (in Grosse Ile) and Hill Auditorium (in Ann Arbor). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Memorial Center, admire the striking features of The Guardian Building, don't miss a visit to The Z Lot, and admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit travel planner.

Getting from Paris to Detroit by flight takes about 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Paris in February, expect Detroit to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°F and 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

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France travel guide

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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.