10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France holiday planner
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Fly
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Nice
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Paris
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive to Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport, Fly to Washington

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Nice — 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and La Croisette. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Be Free 2 Dive (in Villeneuve-Loubet) and Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nice route builder.

Washington, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Nice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Paris.
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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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee de l’Orangerie capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, explore the activities along Seine River, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and visit Montmartre.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nice in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip itinerary maker app.

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 May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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