10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Paris
— 4 nights
Drive
2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Montmartre. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at La Madeleine.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris online attractions planner.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Paris, with lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Bayeux are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can 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.
Do your shopping at La Croisette and VinAzur - Vins de provence. We've included these beaches for you: Castel Plage and Juan les Pins Main Beach. Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to Vieille Ville (in Nice), Eglise St Pierre & Paul (in Cagnes-sur-Mer) and Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Lérins Islands, explore the world behind art at Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes, contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes day trip planning site.

Fly from Bayeux to Cannes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in March, you will find days in Cannes are a bit warmer (60°F), and nights are about the same (43°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.