10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Fly
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Paris
— 2 nights
Drive
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Caen
— 1 night
Fly
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Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 2 nights
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Paris

— 2 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 some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planner.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

Caen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetières Militaires, explore the galleries of Pegasus Memorial, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Typhon Pilots Memorial.

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You can drive from Paris to Caen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Caen are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Aix-en-Provence

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 30th (Tue), take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, examine the collection at Musee Granet, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally see the interesting displays at Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

Fly from Caen to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In June, Aix-en-Provence is a bit warmer than Caen - with highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Saint-Tropez

— 2 nights
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 1st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Escalet, and then stroll through Port Grimaud 1 Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Michel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Heraclee Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Cap Lardier.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez planning website.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Saint-Tropez can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Nice

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Mariniere, then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and then kick back and relax at Castel Plage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris and then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nice day trip planning site.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Nice in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 81°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 71°F. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

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.