10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Paris

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

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Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in May, with highs in Paris at 64°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Bayeux

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 1st (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 2nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Nice

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vieille Ville and Musée Marc Chagall. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Les Jardins du MIP (in Mouans-Sartoux) and Cannes (Les Murs Peints & Boat Tours & Water Sports). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and examine the collection at Les Musees de La Citadelle.

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Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June, with highs in Nice at 76°F and lows at 66°F. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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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.