10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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Cannes
— 4 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 1 night
Fly
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Cannes

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.
Galerie Gabel and Galerie du Faune will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vieille Ville and Eglise St Pierre & Paul. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Promenade du Soleil (in Menton) and Nice (Plage de la Lanterne, Blue Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Easy Dive, get a taste of the local shopping with La Croisette, get to know the fascinating history of Rue d'Antibes, and take a peaceful walk through Lérins Islands.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cannes tour planning tool.

Washington DC, USA to Cannes is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Cannes. When traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cannes: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Plage des Graniers, kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne, then stroll through Plage des Canebiers, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Port Grimaud 1 Beach.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez route site.

Drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cannes in December since evenings lows in Saint-Tropez dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Paris

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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris online trip builder.

Fly from Saint-Tropez to Paris in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint-Tropez in December: highs in Paris hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.