10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France planner

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
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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.
Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris online journey planner.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Paris when traveling from Washington in March, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

— 1 night
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer road trip planner.

You can drive from Paris to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Nice

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Relax by the water at Castel Plage and Plage Mace. For shopping fun, head to La Croisette or Avenue Jean Medecin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (Lérins Islands & Le Suquet). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and stop by Vieille Ville.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Nice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in March, with highs in Nice at 59°F and lows at 47°F. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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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.