10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
3
Carcassonne
— 1 night
4
Avignon
— 1 night
5
Cannes
— 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. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take in the views from Pont Alexandre III, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Paris is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can 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 14th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, and then don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes.

Plan my day in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Paris to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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 15th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, visit Cité de Carcassonne, then get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip maker app.

Getting from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow 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
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

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 16th (Sun): awaken your taste buds at Le Gout des Autres - Wine Prestige Tour, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon holiday builder app.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Avignon sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Le Gout des Autres - Wine Prestige Tour
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Le Gout des Autres - Wine Prestige Tour ©
Le Gout des Autres - Wine Prestige Tour
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Lérins Islands. Venture out of the city with trips to Nice (Promenade des Anglais & Colline du Chateau overlook). The adventure continues: wander the streets of La Croisette and appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cannes online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Cannes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Nice, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

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