10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
3
Carcassonne
— 1 night
4
Avignon
— 1 night
5
Nice
— 3 nights

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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 a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris itinerary maker website.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 77°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. August in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Beynac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

1
night
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Cité de Carcassonne, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne online day trip planner.

You can drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

1
night
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Palais des Papes, contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, then do a tasting at Distillerie A. Blachere, then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Avignon sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Roman Theatre of Orange, Distillerie A. Blachere
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

3
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vieille Ville and La Croisette. When in Nice, make a side trip to see Rue d'Antibes in Cannes, approximately Cannes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nice road trip planning site.

Getting from Avignon to Nice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in August, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (81°F), and nights are a bit warmer (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Cannes, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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