10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France itinerary planner

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Fly
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Paris
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Fly
3
Cannes
— 4 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Washington

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Paris is 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Washington in February since evenings lows in Paris dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Bayeux

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 2nd (Tue), stroll through Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Bayeux travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Cannes.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Cannes

— 4 nights

Festival City

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 Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Head to La Croisette and VinAzur - Vins de provencefor some retail therapy. Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to Castel Plage (in Nice), Eglise St Pierre & Paul (in Cagnes-sur-Mer) and Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Lérins Islands, view the masterpieces at Galerie Gabel, enjoy the sand and surf at Juan les Pins Main Beach, and steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cannes online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Cannes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in March, expect nights in Cannes to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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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.