10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

Plan my day in Paris using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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. In August, Paris is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
On the 17th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Castelnaud-la-Chapelle holiday planning website.

Fly from Paris to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time 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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, then get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne online road trip planner.

You can drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

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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 19th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, then steep yourself in history at Roman Theatre of Orange, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon online itinerary maker.

Getting from Carcassonne to Avignon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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

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nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through La Croisette and then take a stroll through Le Suquet.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cannes day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Cannes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cannes are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Nice
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

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