14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 2 nights
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Paris

— 4 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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Paris online road trip planner.

Omaha, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Omaha to Paris. Traveling from Omaha in May, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the history at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and finally learn about all things military at Musee D-Day Omaha. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then indulge your taste buds at Cave Cidricole Lecornu, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip builder tool.

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Marseille.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

Marseille

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally take a stroll through The Panier. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Marseille travel planner.

You can fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in May; daily highs in Marseille reach 73°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Nice

— 2 nights

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.
Step out of Nice to go to Agay and see Massif de l'Esterel, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip planning site.

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Nice, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

France travel guide

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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.