10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 2 nights
Fly to Nantes, Drive to Colleville-sur-Mer
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Drive
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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris
— 4 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Vieille Ville and Palais Lascaris. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nice road trip website.

Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Nice. Traveling from Washington DC in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Colleville-sur-Mer

— 1 night
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. On the 31st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944, witness the site of a historic battle at Kunstlicher Hafen, then witness the site of a historic battle at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Colleville-sur-Mer online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Nice to Colleville-sur-Mer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nice in March, things will get a bit cooler in Colleville-sur-Mer: highs are around 52°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, admire the masterpieces at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique), then admire the masterpieces at Musee Secq des Tournelles, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Saint-Sever, and finally make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

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Drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Louvre Museum and Palace of Versailles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Paris sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.