10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
3
Carcassonne
— 1 night
4
Nice
— 2 nights

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Île de la Cité and La Madeleine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris planning app.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-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 slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in June, with highs in Paris at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Airborne Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Normandy American Cemetery and Bayeux War Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, witness the site of a historic battle at Kunstlicher Hafen, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, and enjoy the sand and surf at Omaha Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux vacation planning tool.

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Bayeux hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Airborne Museum, Pointe du Hoc, Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain
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Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

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 1st (Wed): take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then do a tasting at Chateau Canet, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne online trip maker.

You can fly from Bayeux to Carcassonne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in June: high temperatures in Carcassonne hover around 79°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Choisy La Galerie, then get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and finally take a stroll through Vieille Ville. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and then steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Carcassonne in July, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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