France 16-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 12 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to France.

Consider yourself lucky if you have 16 days to spend in France. It’s enough time to adjust to the local pace of life—and enough time to make it around to many of the country’s top destinations. Base yourself in the French Riviera, taking day trips to sail, hike, taste wines, and make your own perfume in the villages and countryside near Nice and Cannes. Or road-trip around the historic attractions of western France, including picturesque Mont-Saint-Michel, grand castles, and D-Day sites in Normandy.

If you’d like to see Spain, you’ll have time for that, too: a self-drive tour that starts in Barcelona and ends in Lyon is a wonderful way to experience both Spanish and French cultural traditions on the same trip. See more options below, or check out 16 Days in France - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas.

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French Riviera waterfront
Map of Cities & Nature in the French Riviera: Nice, Cannes, Monaco, St. Tropez, & More - 16 Days
Cities & Nature in the French Riviera: Nice, Cannes, Monaco, St. Tropez, & More - 16 Days

Experience the best of the French Riviera, from food and culture in Nice to beaches and art galleries in Saint-Tropez. This sixteen-day luxury trip offers it all: wine tasting in Provence, perfume workshops in Cannes, and sunset hikes along the coast. Feel the beat of life in the south of France, from laid-back dinners to private sailing trips on the impossibly blue waters of the Mediterranean.  

Beach in Deauville
Map of Western France Road Trip: Paris, Normandy, Loire Valley, & Bordeaux - 16 Days
Western France Road Trip: Paris, Normandy, Loire Valley, & Bordeaux - 16 Days

Spend sixteen days exploring everything western France has to offer, from the metropolitan culture of Paris to the peaceful countryside of Bordeaux. See art at the Louvre, take a day trip to the gilded halls of Versailles, and vacation like the French on the Normandy seaside. Visit Mont-Saint-Michel—the abbey on an island—before continuing south to the land of resplendent châteaus and free-flowing wine.

Aix-en-Provence
Map of Luxury, Art, & Food in France: Paris, Provence, & the French Riviera - 16 Days
Luxury, Art, & Food in France: Paris, Provence, & the French Riviera - 16 Days

From the lights of Paris to the laidback atmosphere of the South of France, this luxurious 16-day itinerary is the ultimate vacation. See world-famous art at the Louvre and tour Paris in a vintage car, then head south to explore old-world villages and the sunny coastline. Sample wine in Provence, visit Monaco, tour artisanal perfumeries and more on this getaway.

A small waterfall in Sainte-Croix Lake
Map of Provençal Alps Adventure: Marseille, Verdon Gorge, &  Aix-en-Provence - 16 Days
Provençal Alps Adventure: Marseille, Verdon Gorge, & Aix-en-Provence - 16 Days

Sink your teeth into 16 days of Southern French sensations with this itinerary. You'll experience the markets of Marseille along with a cooking class in a local chef's home, then find your courage to tackle Europe's largest gorge via hiking, horseback riding, canyoneering, climbing, and more. Wind down with more hikes and a bike ride through charming Aix-en-Provence before you head home.

Springtime on the Loire River
Map of Luxury Food and Wine Tour: Paris, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, & Arcachon  - 16 Days
Luxury Food and Wine Tour: Paris, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, & Arcachon - 16 Days

Spend 16 splendid days savoring the western regions of France. Meet with a master cheesemaker in Le Marais, bake amidst Les Batignolles, and recline in the vineyards of the Loire Valley. You'll traverse the "Route des Chateaux” in the Médoc, then cruise down the Gironde estuary to sample all the riversides of the Bordeaux region before a relaxing end to your trip in the seaside resort town of Arcachon.

Village of Sault
Map of Discover Provence by E-Bike: Grignan, Sault, Roussillon, Avignon, & More - 16 Days
Discover Provence by E-Bike: Grignan, Sault, Roussillon, Avignon, & More - 16 Days

Visit the landscapes that inspired famous French painter Cezanne and enjoy views of Mont Ventoux as you bike along quiet countryside roads on this 16-day itinerary. From the cozy cafes and wide boulevards of Paris to romantic Aix-en-Provence, you'll relax and enjoy the "douceur de vivre" as the electric assistance pedaling system on the bikes gives your legs a break.

Hospices de Beaune
Map of Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, Nice, & More - 16 Days
Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, Nice, & More - 16 Days

Sixteen days is enough time to explore the best of Eastern France on this comprehensive road trip — including the highlights of Paris, Beaune, Cannes, and more. Learn to cook a traditional French meal, explore countryside Chateaux, see the home of Louis Pasteur, -go wine tasting in the Beaujolais Region, and more.

Bayeux at Night
Map of Luxury Getaway to Western France: Paris, Normandy, Brittany, Loire Valley, & More - 16 Days
Luxury Getaway to Western France: Paris, Normandy, Brittany, Loire Valley, & More - 16 Days

From the Paris Opera to the beaches of Brittany, explore Western France in luxury on this 16-day itinerary. Learn to bake bread the French way and stroll through Versaille's resplendent halls, then head to the coast to explore the fishing villages and beaches of the Atlantic Coast. Enjoy fresh seafood in a typical brasserie in Saint-Malo, then end the trip in the Loire valley, where fairytale castles and vineyards abound.

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